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American boarding school fiction, 1928/1981 : a critical study

Author: Alexander H Pitofsky
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In spite of their unsettling images of anguish and cruelty, American boarding-school novels have attracted large audiences and influenced countless school narratives in fiction, drama, television and film. Many books have been written about British school stories. This is the first study that explores the history of boarding-school fiction in the United States"--
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pitofsky, Alexander H.
American boarding school fiction, 1928/1981
(DLC) 2014024229
(OCoLC)879584330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander H Pitofsky
ISBN: 9781476616629 1476616620
OCLC Number: 884280098
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Acknowledgments --
Table of Contents --
Introduction: "The Freshest Boy" and the Prep- School Myth --
1. Masculine Competition and Boarding-School Culture in The Catcher in the Rye --
2. Unseen Academy: John Knowles's A Separate Peace --
3. Campus Politics and Endless Adolescence in The Rector of Justin --
4. Sexuality, Gothic Melodrama, and Boarding- School Fiction: James Kirkwood's Good Times/Bad Times --
5. "That was what made the school so useless": Anti-Prep Broadsides and A Good School --
6. Isolation and Conflict in Tea and Sympathy and Peace Breaks Out --
Conclusion: An Indestructible Myth --
Chapter Notes --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Alexander H. Pitofsky.

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When boarding-school fiction became popular in the 19th century, it tended to be warm and nostalgic, filled with sporting events, practical jokes, and schemes to get even with campus bullies. Many  Read more...

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