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Place in American fiction : excursions and explorations

Author: Harold L Weatherby; Walter Sullivan; George Core
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays devoted to the centrality of place in the short stories and novels of some of the twentieth century's most famous American writers was conceived as a way to honor the life and career of Walter Sullivan, an author for whom place was central both in his fiction and in his critical writing. The works explored in this volume range from the Middle West realism of Fitzgerald and Powers to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Place in American fiction.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607375622
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold L Weatherby; Walter Sullivan; George Core
ISBN: 0826215637 9780826215635
OCLC Number: 56103982
Description: xi, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a ball of golden thread / George Core --
Thoughts on fictional places / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. --
Places we have come from, places we have been / George Garrett --
The Delta / Charles East --
One writer's sense of place / Elizabeth Spencer --
Place in my fiction / Martha Lacy Hall --
Imagination in place / Wendell Barry --
Faulkner's wilderness / H.L. Weatherby --
Place in Katherine Anne Porter's Miranda stories : portrait of the artist as a rebellious Texas belle / William Pratt --
Place in Robert Penn Warren's life and work / Joseph Blotner --
The outside of the inside : the vision of time and place in Eudora Welty / Lewis P. Simpson --
Eudora Welty's sense of place / Denis Donoghue --
St. Paul boy / Scott Donaldson --
Purgatory in the midwest : the white martyrdom of Urban Roche / Robert Benson --
"A tyrannous sense of place" : notes on Wallace Stegner's lyrical realism / Thomas Bontly --
Early Updike : wandering in the fields of the Lord / Pat C. Hoy II --
Places and spaces in the fiction of Walter Sullivan / Martha E. Cook --
Walter Sullivan : a profile / George Core --
Winter in the mountains / David Middleton.
Responsibility: edited by H.L. Weatherby and George Core.
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