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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McElrath, Joseph R.
Frank Norris revisited.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1992
|Named Person:||Frank Norris; Frank Norris; Frank Norris|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph R McElrath
|Description:||xiii, 145 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||A novelist in the making --
Moran of the Lady Letty --
Vandover and the brute --
Blix and A man's woman --
The epic of the wheat: The octopus --
The epic of the wheat: The pit.
|Series Title:||Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 610.|
|Responsibility:||Joseph R. McElrath, Jr.|
"McElrath concurs foremost with estimations of Norris as a touchstone of the changes in art and thought that made the 1890s such a paradoxical decade. Norris kept his finger on America's pulse, McElrath observes--from his luridly thrilling adventure-romance, Moran of the Lady Letty (1898); to Blix (1899), his partially autobiographical contribution to the period's love idylls, in which good young people triumph over adversities to know happiness; to his most widely read novel, McTeague, a frank, post-Darwinian portrait of greed, sexual arousal, brutal violence, and psychopathology among the denizens of society's underside." "When Norris died at the age of 32, his contemporaries mourned the loss of, potentially, the Great American Novelist. In his insightful exploration of this complex writer, Joseph McElrath holds a mirror up to the world Norris depicted with such immediacy, and the images we see look much like the America of today."--BOOK JACKET.