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Bizarro worlds : Jonathan Lethem's The fortress of solitude

Author: Stacie Williams
Publisher: New York : Fiction Advocate, [2018] ©2018
Series: Afterwords.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"As a black woman and a comics geek, Stacie William identified strongly with one aspect of The Fortress of Solitude - its portrayal of gentrification. For Jonathan Lethem's characters, and for Williams in her own life, gentrification is a stand-in for racism - the 'Big Bad' that affects education, policing, and housing policy. Tracing her experience of living in Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Lexington,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Named Person: Jonathan Lethem
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacie Williams
ISBN: 0999431625 9780999431627
OCLC Number: 1057304074
Description: xiv, 176 pages ; 16 cm.
Series Title: Afterwords.
Other Titles: Jonathan Lethem's The fortress of solitude
Responsibility: Stacie Williams.

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"As a black woman and a comics geek, Stacie William identified strongly with one aspect of The Fortress of Solitude - its portrayal of gentrification. For Jonathan Lethem's characters, and for Williams in her own life, gentrification is a stand-in for racism - the 'Big Bad' that affects education, policing, and housing policy. Tracing her experience of living in Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Lexington, Kentucky, Williams tests the limits of how far Lethem's superhero narrative frames the most American of experiences"--Back cover.

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