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New York and Toronto novels after postmodernism : explorations of the urban

Author: Caroline Rosenthal
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2011.
Series: European studies in North American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cities are material and symbolic spaces through which nations define their cultural identities. The great cities that have arisen on the North American continent have stimulated the respective imaginations of the US and Canada in very different ways. Afte.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rosenthal, Caroline, 1969-
New York and Toronto novels after postmodernism.
Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2011
(DLC) 2011001568
(OCoLC)679940786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781571137562 1571137564
OCLC Number: 727377193
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages).
Contents: Imagining national space: symbolic landscapes and national canons --
Articulating urban space: spatial politics and difference --
"The inadequacy of symbolic surfaces": urban space, art, and corporeality in Siri Hustvedt's What I loved --
Rewriting the melting pot: Paule Marshall's Brownstone City in The fisher king --
Specular images: sub/urban spaces and "echoes of art" in Carol Shields's Unless --
"The end of traceable beginnings": poetics of urban be/longing in Dionne Brand's What we all long for --
Synthesis.
Series Title: European studies in North American literature and culture.
Responsibility: Caroline Rosenthal.

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First comparative study of urban fiction in the US and Canada investigates representations of the urban after postmodernism in two New York and two Toronto novels.  Read more...

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