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Alone in America : the stories that matter

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ferguson, Robert A., 1942-
Alone in America.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012027363
(OCoLC)792886649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Ferguson
ISBN: 9780674068032 0674068033
OCLC Number: 819330033
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Does nobody here know Rip Van Winkle? --
Nathaniel Hawthorne dissects betrayal --
Louisa May Alcott meets Mark Twain over the young face of change --
Henry James and Zora Neale Hurston answer to defeat --
Edith Wharton's anatomy of personal breakdown --
Midpoint: the lords of life revisited --
The immigrant novel: fear and identity in America --
William Faulkner and Toni Morrison plot racial difference --
Saul Bellow observes old age --
Don DeLillo and Marilynne Robinson mourn loss --
Walt Whitman finds the courage to be.
Responsibility: Robert A. Ferguson.

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Ferguson presents a scholarly study of how aloneness has been treated in American fiction over several centuries. He points out that being alone is experienced in different ways, drawing distinctions Read more...

 
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