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Nothing abstract : investigations in the American literary imagination

Author: Tom Quirk
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2001.
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A collection of essays which have something to do with a genetic approach to literary study. In this work, Tom Quirk takes a stand against the direction taken by modern critical theory and sets forth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Quirk, Tom, 1946-
Nothing abstract.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001041581
(OCoLC)47664937
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0826263089 9780826263087 9780826213648 0826213642
OCLC Number: 56424984
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 234 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Sources, influences, and intertexts --
Authors, intentions, and texts --
What if Poe's humorous tales were funny? Poe's "x-ing a paragrab" and Twain's "Journalism in Tennessee" --
Hawthorne's last tales and "The custom-house" --
The judege dragged to the bar: Melville, Shaw, and the Webster murder trial --
Mark Twain in his short works --
The short stories of Ambrose Bierce --
Realism, the "real," and the poet of reality: some reflections on American realists and the poetry of Wallace Stevens --
In the shallow light of the present: the moral geography of Death comes for the archbishop --
Fitzgerald and Cather: The great Gatsby --
A source for "Where are you going, where have you been?" --
Justice on the reservation: Tony Hillerman's novels and the conflict between federal and tribal jurisdiction --
The trying out of genetic inquiry.
Responsibility: Tom Quirk.

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