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The center of the world : regional writing and the puzzles of place-time

Author: June Howard
Publisher: Oxford : New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on the fiction of the United States and considers the place of the genre in world literature. Regionalism is usually understood to be a literature bound to the local, but this study explores how regional writing shapes ways of imagining not only the neighborhood or the province, but also the nation, and ultimately the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Howard
ISBN: 9780198821397 0198821395
OCLC Number: 1044553272
Awards: Winner of Received an Honourable Mention for the BAAS Book Prize for 2019.
Description: xix, 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color); 25 cm.
Contents: 1. From the ground up : thinking about location and literature --
2. Local knowledge and book-learning : placing the teacher in regional story-telling --
3. The unexpected jewett --
4. World-making words, by Edith Eaton and Sui Far --
5. Regionalisms now.
Series Title: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Responsibility: June Howard.

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This book studies literary regionalism and it shows that one of the ways we imagine the world is through writing and reading about particular places. It explores how writers are shaped by particular  Read more...

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