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The sporting myth and the American experience; studies in contemporary fiction.


Lewisburg [Pa.] Bucknell University Press [1974] .
ISBN 0838713637, 9780838713631

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Amerikaans.
Athletes in literature.
Letterkunde.
Literatur.
Myth in literature.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Sport (Motiv)
Sport.
Sportifs dans la littérature.
Sports in literature.
USA.
Description 205 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
©1975
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-200).
Contents The background in classic American literature -- Encounter with nature: introduction, Aleck Maury and the pursuit of time, Ike McCaslin and the "Best game of all", Santiago: the meaning of value in defeat -- Encounter with society: introduction, Jack Keefe and the code of the busher, the neon wilderness and the military machine: two variations on a theme, The message of satire: the ex-college athlete and the groping for maturity -- The neo-romantic encounter: introduction, the death of innocence: the paradox of the dying athlete, the agony of Rabbit Angstrom: the search for a secure self, Roy Hobbs and the quest for the American dream -- Epilogue: some recent trends and variations.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)858239
(OCoLC)ocm00858239
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Umphlett, Wiley Lee, 1931-
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