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Loose ends : closure and crisis in the American social text

Author: Russell Reising
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1996.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of American cultural production from the colonial era to the present, Russell Reising takes up the loose ends of popular American narratives to craft a new theory of narrative closure. In the range of works examined here Reising finds endings that violate all existing theories of closure, and narratives that expose the often unarticulated issues that inspired these texts. Pursuing the implications of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reising, Russell.
Loose ends.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)606115535
Named Person: Phillis Wheatley; Emily Dickinson; Henry James; Charles Brockden Brown; Herman Melville; Emily Dickinson; Henry James; Phillis Wheatley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Reising
ISBN: 0822318911 9780822318910 0822318873 9780822318873
OCLC Number: 34875703
Description: xii, 374 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Loose ends: aesthetic closure and social crisis --
"Seek and ye shall find"; or, Il nʼy a pas dedans du texte: Wieland, reference, history, anti-closure --
The whiteness of the Wheatleys: Phillis Wheatley's revolutionary poetics --
Fading out of print: Herman Melville's Israel Potter and the economy of literary history --
Emily Dickinson's Lost dog --
"The jolly corner": Henry James at the crossroads --
"The easiest room in hell": the political work of Disney's Dumbo.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Responsibility: Russell Reising.

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Offering a study of American cultural production from the colonial era onwards, this book takes up the loose ends of popular American narratives to craft a theory of narrative closure.  Read more...

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""Loose Ends" is a particularly felicitous attempt to create a nwe theory of narrative closure. . . . [It is] an intelligent contribution to literary and critical debate." --Susan Castillo, "Journal Read more...

 
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