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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Charney, Mark J.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Mac[m]illan International, c1992
|Named Person:||Barry Hannah; Barry Hannah|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark J Charney
|Description:||xi, 115 p. : port. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. The Autobiographical and the Violent: Geronimo Rex and Nightwatchmen --
Ch. 2. "Crucified by Truth": Narrative Voices in Airships --
Ch. 3. The Fragmentation of Experience: Ray and The Tennis Handsome --
Ch. 4. "A Certain Peace": The Movement toward Resolution in Captain Maximus --
Ch. 5. Establishing the Community: The Juxtaposition of Images in Hey Jack! and Boomerang.
|Series Title:||Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 593.|
|Responsibility:||Mark J. Charney.|
In this first full-length critical study of Hannah's works--six novels and two volumes of short stories--Mark Jay Charney deftly explores Hannah's connections with southern writers like Faulkner and Welty by examining both his progression as a fiction writer and his experiments with language, voice, and form. Expertly combining biographical information with critical analysis, Charney correlates Hannah's literary themes and techniques with the influences shaping his life.
. The book is organized chronologically to illustrate Hannah's growing preoccupation with unconventional narrative form and to delineate the thematic shift from violence and isolation to peaceful alternatives and community acceptance. This book is a most welcome introduction to the works of a writer who promises to remain one of South's most startling and iconoclastic voices.
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