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Writing the American classics

Author: James Barbour; Tom Quirk
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing the American classics.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)645436552
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Barbour; Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0807818968 9780807818961 080784280X 9780807842805
OCLC Number: 20088015
Description: xiv, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Lockean realities and Olympian perspectives: the writing of Franklin's Autobiography / J.A. Leo Lemay --
"All my books are botches": Melville's struggle with The whale / James Barbour --
The remaking of Walden / Robert Sattelmeyer --
Nobility out of tatters: the writing of Huckleberry Finn / Tom Quirk --
The composition of The professor's house / James Woodress --
Hemingway's greatest iceberg: the composition of The sun also rises / William Balassi --
A "matchless time": Faulkner and the writing of The sound and the fury / Sally Wolff and David Minter --
A short history of Tender is the night / Scott Donaldson --
How Native son was born / Keneth Kinnamon --
The mirror and the vamp: invention, reflection, and bad, bad Cathy Trask in East of Eden / Louis Owens.
Responsibility: edited by James Barbour and Tom Quirk.

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"A terrific collection of essays that I shall recommend to colleagues and students, especially of the American novel. It modestly puts to rest the fantasy that only post-structuralist theory has Read more...

 
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