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Literature and the urban experience : essays on the city and literature / edited by Michael C. Jaye and Ann Chalmers Watts.

; Watts, Ann Chalmers ; Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience (1980 : Rutgers University, Newark)
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0813509297, 0813509300

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Other Authors Jaye, Michael C., 1941-
Watts, Ann Chalmers.
Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience (1980 : Rutgers University, Newark)
Subjects American literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
American literature.
Cities and towns in literature -- Congresses.
Cities and towns in literature.
City and town life in literature -- Congresses.
City and town life in literature.
Gedichten.
Literatura E Sociedade.
Literatura Norte Americana (Historia E Critica)
Literature and society -- Congresses.
Literature and society.
Literatuur.
Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès.
Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature et société -- Congrès.
Steden.
Verenigde Staten.
Vie urbaine -- Dans la littérature.
Villes -- Dans la littérature.
Villes dans la littérature -- Congrès.
Description xv, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Based on the papers presented at the Conference on Literature and the Urban Experience, held at Rutgers University, Newark, in April 1980.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Modern poetry is prose (but it is saying plenty) / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Imaginary cities : America / Joyce Carol Oates -- City limits, village values : Concepts of the neighborhood in Black fiction / Toni Morrison -- Poetry and the modern city / Stephen Spender -- The poet and the city : Robert Lowell / Helen Vendler -- The puzzle of anti-urbanism in classic American literature / Leo Marx -- New York from Melville to Mailer / Alfred Kazin -- Cities of mind, urban words : the dematerialization of metropolis in contemporary American fiction / Ihab Hassan -- Mythicizing the city / Leslie Fiedler -- Theater and cities / Richard Eder -- The language of the streets / James Baldwin -- Black literature and the Afro-American nation : the urban voice / Amiri Baraka -- Culture confrontation in urban America : a writer's beginnings / Chaim Potok -- A double life : the fate of the urban ethnic / Jerre Mangione -- The city and I / Pedro Juan Soto -- Living with change / David Ignatow -- The city as battleground : the novelist as combatant / Marge Piercy -- The child's perception of the city / Bruno Bettelheim -- Borrowing and lending : the young reader and the library / Joan N. Burstyn -- Literature for youth : the city as heaven and /or hell / M. Jerry Weiss -- A people's paper for the inner city / John Holt.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7551429
(OCoLC)ocm07551429
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