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A history of California literature

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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"A History of Californian Literature surveys the paradoxical image of the Golden State as a site of dreams and disenchantment, formidable beginnings and ruinous ends. This History encompasses the prismatic nature of California by exploring a variety of historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements affecting the state's development, from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. Written by a host of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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History of California literature
(DLC) 2015004549
(OCoLC)903688823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blake Allmendinger
ISBN: 9781107280359 1107280354 9781316319208 1316319202
OCLC Number: 910964545
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Tales of native California Paul Apodaca; 2. Indigenous peoples under colonial rule Lisbeth Haas; 3. Spanish and Mexican literature Vincent Perez; 4. White explorers and travelers David Wyatt; 5. The gold rush Nicolas Witschi; 6. California nature writers Steven Pavlos Holmes; 7. The black frontier Aparajita Nanda; 8. California as political topography: Asian American literature before 1980 Catherine Fung; 9. Mexican American literature Manuel M. Martin-Rodriguez; 10. The protest fiction of Frank Norris, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, and John Steinbeck Susan Shillingsaw; 11. Dreams, denial, and Depression-era fiction Jan Goggans; 12. Modernism in the early twentieth century Geneva Gano; 13. The hard-boiled California novel William Marling; 14. Writing the hidden California Phillip Round; 15. The Beats Kurt Hemmer; 16. Bay area politics, 1944-81 Kaplan Page Harris; 17. Los Angeles poetry from the McCarthy to the punk eras Brian Kim Stefans; 18. African American uprising Charles Toombs; 19. Of carnales and coyotes: Chicana/o literature of California Anne Goldman; 20. Interracial relations: face and place in post-1980 Asian American literature King-Kok Cheung; 21. California and the queer utopian imagination: 1981-2014 Cael Keegan; 22. Modern California nature writing Michael Kowalewski; 23. Making California's small towns and cities visible in the twenty-first century Nancy Cook; 24. Science fiction and mysterious worlds Lynn Mie Itagaki.
Responsibility: edited by Blake Allmendinger.

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