RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 792886649 LA English T1 Alone in America : the stories that matter A1 Ferguson, Robert A.,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2013 SN 9780674066762 : alk. paper) 0674066766 ((cloth; alk. paper) : alk. paper AB With more people living alone today than at any time in U.S. history, Ferguson investigates loneliness in American fiction, from its mythological beginnings in Rip Van Winkle to the postmodern terrors of 9/11. At issue is the dark side of a trumpeted American individualism. Ferguson shows that we can learn, from our literature, how to live alone.