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Fictions of New York : the city as metaphor in selected American texts

Author: Kim Vahnenbruck
Publisher: Hamburg : Anchor Academic Pub., 2013.
Series: Compact.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hauptbeschreibung 'New York City as Metaphor in Selected American Texts' tries to capture the picture and meaning of an ever-changing city which has casted and still casts a spell over people all around the world. An uncountable number of authors have dedicated their works to New York City because of their fascination of its diversity and constant change that promises its dwellers a life in wealth and freedom.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vahnenbruck, Kim.
Fictions of New York: The City as Metaphor in Selected American Texts.
Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Vahnenbruck
ISBN: 9783954895328 3954895323
OCLC Number: 857080162
Notes: "Disseminate knowledge"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (48 pages).
Contents: Fictions of New York: The City as Metaphor in Selected American Texts; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 The American City as Metaphor; 3 Pictures of New York City; 3.1 Panorama of the City; 3.1.1 John Dos Passos' ""Manhattan Transfer""; 3.2 Into the City; 3.2.1 The Polarized City of Edith Wharton's ""The House of Mirth"" and Stephen Crane's ""Maggie: A Girl of the Streets""; 3.3 The Metaphysical City; 3.3.1 Paul Auster's ""City of Glass""; 4 Conclusion; 5 Appendix; 6 Primary Literature; 7 Secondary Literature.
Series Title: Compact.
Responsibility: Kim Vahnenbruck.

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Hauptbeschreibung 'New York City as Metaphor in Selected American Texts' tries to capture the picture and meaning of an ever-changing city which has casted and still casts a spell over people all around the world. An uncountable number of authors have dedicated their works to New York City because of their fascination of its diversity and constant change that promises its dwellers a life in wealth and freedom. Surprisingly, all novels that have been analyzed reveal New York as the complete opposite of the American Dream that everyone expects when arriving on Ellis Island. Th.

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