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Coming of age in contemporary American fiction

Author: Kenneth Millard
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Millard
ISBN: 9780748621736 0748621733 9780748621743 0748621741
OCLC Number: 237128823
Description: 192 S
Contents: American Adolescence: The Contemporary Coming-of-Age Novel; Introduction: Contemporary Coming-of-Age: Subject to Change; 1. In the Name of the Father; Brady Udall, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001.; Russell Banks, Rule of the Bone, 1995.; 2. I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties; Gish Jen, Mona in the Promised Land, 1996.; Geoffrey Wolff, The Age of Consent, 1995.; 3. Citation and Resuscitation; Rick Moody, Purple America, 1997.; Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides, 1993, and Middlessex, 2001.; 4. Language Acquisition: Life Sentences; Scott Bradfield, The History of Luminous Motion, 1989.; Mark Richard, Fishboy, 1993.; 5. Lexicon of Love; Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping, 1981.; Josephine Humphries, Rich in Love, 1987.; 6. Memoirs and Memorials; Dorothy Allison, Bastard out of Carolina, 1992.; Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, 1995.; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kenneth Millard.

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This promises to be an original and comprehensive work in American literary and cultural studies. -- Professor Bert Bender, Arizona State University ...a valuable contribution to the study of Read more...

 
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