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Coming home again : American family drama and the figure of the prodigal

Author: Geoffrey S Proehl
Publisher: Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1997.
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This study focuses on the representation of the family in American drama, in particular, on various uses and conventions of the figure of the prodigal husband or son. It considers the lineage and function of this figure from the writings of Augustine, medieval iconography, Renaissance prodigal son plays, and temperance melodramas to such contemporary manifestations as television talk shows, the Recovery Movement,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Proehl, Geoffrey S., 1950-
Coming home again.
Madison, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1997
(OCoLC)606142647
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey S Proehl
ISBN: 0838635474 9780838635476
OCLC Number: 34473209
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Bottle --
2. Prodigal Sons, Prodigal Husbands: A Particular Lineage --
3. Prodigal Sons, Prodigal Husbands: Rupture and Potential --
4. The Brother --
5. He (or She) Who Waits --
6. Persistence, Variation, Dispersion --
Epilogue: The Sentimental Spectator --
App. A. The Parable --
App. B. Alcohol and the Prodigal: Some Significant Dates.
Responsibility: Geoffrey S. Proehl.

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Coming Home Again begins with an image found again and again in American drama: the image of a man with a bottle. This study explores this convention and its dramatic functions, conventions of male  Read more...

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