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Mimetic Disillusion : Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. Dramatic Realism.

Author: Anne Fleche
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the history of US drama and how at mid-century, it turned in the direction of a poststructuralist mimicry. It explores the complexities of mimetic and realistic readings and develops connections to the writings of Derrida, De Man, Foucault, Brecht and Benjamin.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Eugene O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Fleche
ISBN: 9780817381851 0817381856
OCLC Number: 609839893
Description: 1 online resource (148 pages)
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and US. Dramatic Theory, 19351947; 2. Long Day's Journey into Night: The Seen and the Unseen; 3. The Iceman Cometh: Buying Time; 4. The Glass Menagerie: Loss and Space; 5. A Streetcar Named Desire: Spatial Violation and Sexual Violence; Afterword; Notes; References; Index.

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This work examines the history of US drama and how at mid-century, it turned in the direction of a poststructuralist mimicry. It explores the complexities of mimetic and realistic readings and develops connections to the writings of Derrida, De Man, Foucault, Brecht and Benjamin.

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