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Desire and disillusionment : a guide to American fiction since 1890

Author: Lawrence E Hussman
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2013]
Series: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Desire and Disillusionment: A Guide to American Fiction Since 1890 departs from the typical academic study in that it appeals to the general reading public, undergraduate and graduate students, and literary scholars. The book's focus on a highly relatable subject, longing and loss, its running plot summaries, and lucid presentation account for this broad appeal. Lawrence E. Hussman examines selected novels and short  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence E Hussman
ISBN: 9781433122910 143312291X
OCLC Number: 841051172
Description: vi, 376 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: The Provenance of Longing - Preamble: American Desire and Literary Naturalism - Writers: Stephen Crane (1871-1900), Frank Norris (1870-1902), Kate Chopin (1851-1904), Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945), Jack London (1876-1916), Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Carson McCullers (1917-1967), Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), William Faulkner (1897-1962), Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), John Steinbeck (1902-1968), John Dos Passos (1896-1970) Nathanael West (1903-1940), James T. Farrell (1904-1979), Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), Richard Wright (1908-1960), Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), E. B. White (1899-1985), Walker Percy (1916-1990), Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), Truman Capote (1924-1984), Saul Bellow (1915-2005), Evan S. Connell (1924-2013), James Baldwin (1924-1987), Richard Yates (1926-1992), John Updike (1932-2009), Norman Mailer (1923-2007), Philip Roth (*1933), John Cheever (1912-1982), Wallace Stegner (1909-1993), William Styron (1925-2006), Toni Morrison (*1931), Cormac McCarthy (*1933), N. Scott Momaday (*1934), Annie Proulx (*11935), Don DeLillo (*1936), Raymond Carver (1938-1988), Joyce Carol Oates (*1938), Bharati Mukherjee (*1940), John Irving (*1942), Lee Smith (*1944), Jane Smiley (*1949), Jay McInerney (*1955), Elizabeth Strout (*1956), Junot Diaz (*1968) - Conclusion: Past as Future - Afterword: A Call to Contentment.
Series Title: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 64.
Responsibility: Lawrence E. Hussman.

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Lawrence E. Hussman examines selected novels and short stories of fifty major American fiction writers from Stephen Crane to Junot Diaz. The reader will also find references to American politics,  Read more...

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