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Stranger America : a narrative ethics of exclusion

Author: Josh Toth
Publisher: Charlottesville, VA : University of Virginia Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cultural frames, framing culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America's democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and victory for proof that early twentieth-century anxieties about individualism, race, and the foreign or intrusive "other" persist today. In Stranger America, Josh Toth tracks and delineates these anxieties in America's aesthetic production, finally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Toth, Josh.
Stranger America.
Charlottesville, VA : University of Virginia Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1011020731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Toth
ISBN: 9780813941127 0813941121
OCLC Number: 1031147953
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages).
Contents: Melancholics and specters: between James Weldon Johnson and Alan Crosland --
Promising intrusion in Nella Larsen's passing --
Articulations of ambiguity: William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and James McBride --
Touching Herman Melville's "Bartleby" (and other zombie narratives) --
Consuming androids in the work of Philip K. Dick --
The chameleon and the dictator in Woody Allen's Zelig --
The autonarratives of Ernest Hemingway (and others) --
The divinely unshareable self: from Edward Albee to Larry David --
Bob Dylan's autoplasticity.
Series Title: Cultural frames, framing culture.
Responsibility: Josh Toth.

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