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Books speaking to books : a contextual approach to American fiction / by William T. Stafford.


Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0807814695

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Subjects American fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Barnes, Jake (Fictitious character)
Geschichte.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Influence littéraire, artistique, etc.
Roman américain -- Histoire et critique.
Roman.
USA.
Description ix, 165 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Contents Introduction: listening. -- A whale, an heiress, and a southern demigod: three symbolic Americas. -- Benjy Compson, Jake Barnes, and Nick Carraway: replication in three "innocent" American narrators of the 1920s. -- The obverse relation: some western flights eastward (in literature and film). -- The black/white continuum: some recent examples in Bellow, Malamud, and Updike. -- Three applications: Truth's ragged edges: Melville's loyalties in Billy Budd -- the commitment of form in the digressions. "The birthplace": James's Fable for critics? Faulkner's revolt against the 1920s: parody and transcendence, continuation and innovation. -- Afterword: Knower, doer, and sayer -- the James family view of Emerson.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6916166
(OCoLC)ocm06916166
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WorldCat Identities Stafford, William T.
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