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The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles

Author: Kevin R McNamara
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Los Angeles has a tantalizing hold on the American imagination. Its self-magnifying myths encompass Hollywood glamour, Arcadian landscapes, and endless summer, but also the apocalyptic undertow of riots, environmental depredation, and natural disaster. This Companion traces the evolution of Los Angeles as the most public staging of the American Dream - and American nightmares. The expert contributors make exciting,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin R McNamara
ISBN: 9780521514705 0521514703 9780521735544 0521735548
OCLC Number: 466341275
Description: xxii, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Landmarks / Kevin R. McNamara --
The literature of the Californios / Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita --
The Anglo invention of Los Angeles / William Alexander McClung --
LA fiction through mid-century / David Wyatt --
British expatriates and German exiles in 1930s-1940s Los Angeles / Russell A. Berman --
Postwar Los Angeles : suburban Eden and the fall into history / Patrick O'Donnell --
Los Angeles in the African-American literary imagination / Charles Scruggs --
Pacific Rim city : Asian-American and Latino literature / James Kyung-Jin Lee --
The literature of urban rebellion / Julian Murphet --
City of sleuths / William Marling --
Los Angeles' science fiction futures / David Seed --
Hollywood fictions / Chip Rhodes --
The Southland on screen / Mark Shiel --
Scenes and movements in Southern California poetry / Bill Mohr --
Surf, sagebrush, and cement rivers : reimagining nature in Los Angeles / J. Scott Bryson --
Essaying Los Angeles / Eric Avila.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Literature of Los Angeles
Responsibility: [edited by] Kevin R. McNamara.

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Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature.  Read more...

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