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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Russell Banks; Harry Crews; Denis Johnson; Russell Banks; Harry Crews; Denis Johnson; Russell Banks; Harry Crews; Denis Johnson|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xiv, 213 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Introduction: On "New" realisms and why class matters to the fiction of Banks, Johnson, and Crews --
Review of literature --
State of the question/problem: A matter of form, question of class --
Thesis/Solution to problem: Realism, class consciousness, Neo-Humanism --
Methodology of argument --
On primary/secondary sources used to prove argument's validity --
II. Russell Banks and the psychological burdens of class: Affliction and The angel on the roof --
Banks and the role of class "affliction" --
When "The child screams and looks back at you": The psychology of class in The angel on the roof --
III. Denis Johnson's psychological paradoxes: Class and the quest for identity in Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Tree of Smoke --
The "Institutional man" as "Knight of faith": Resuscitation of a Hanged man --
"No direction home": Class determinism and the Vietnam war narrative revisited in Tree of Smoke --
Crews's Blues: Naturalistic determinism and class consciousness in A Feast of Snakes and Body: A tragicomedy --
"Down the shitter to Nowhere land": Naturalist survival of the fittest in Body: A tragicomedy --
Conclusion: A "New" humanism in American fiction?
|Responsibility:||David Buehrer ; with a foreword by Daniel Royot.|
"David Buehrer's seminal study constitutes a brilliant aggiornamento after decades of dogmatic literary theory born of postmodern experimental fiction. His critique of banks, Johnson, and Crews
- American fiction -- History and criticism.
- Social classes in literature.
- Realism in literature.
- Humanism in literature.
- Banks, Russell, -- 1940- -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Crews, Harry, -- 1935-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Johnson, Denis, -- 1949- -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Banks, Russell, -- 1940-
- Crews, Harry, -- 1935-2012.
- Johnson, Denis, -- 1949-
- American fiction.
- Soziale Klasse.