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American small-town fiction, 1940-1960 : a critical study

Author: Nathanael T Booth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In literature and popular culture, small town America is often idealized as distilling the national spirit. Examined together, these works are key to understanding how mid-20th century America refashioned itself in light of a new postwar order, and how the literary small town both obscures and reveals contradictions at the heart of the American experience"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathanael T Booth
ISBN: 9781476672748 1476672741
OCLC Number: 1049780766
Description: vii, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Columbus on the platform: the train station --
"The crisis of individuation": the schoolhouse --
The small-town bildungsroman: the malt shop --
No town is an island: Main Street and the town square --
False transcendence: the movie theater --
Good god, bad god: the church --
Fortunate fall: the courthouse --
Transcending division: the outskirts --
In this garden of death: the graveyard.
Responsibility: Nathanael T. Booth.

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In politics, literature, and popular culture the small town is closely identified with the American national experience. But what do we talk about when we talk about the small town? Does the national  Read more...

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