Academic memoirs : essays in literary criticism for American and British literatures

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    • Morrow, Patrick D.

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Academic memoirs : essays in literary criticism for American and British literatures

Patrick D. Morrow

(Mellen lives, v. 17)

Edwin Mellen Press, 2003

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Includes index

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内容説明

In this work, sections examine British literature (from Romantic poetry and postmodernism to Doris Lessing), American literature (work on Hawthorne, Dos Passos, Frost, Bret Harte, and Catch-22), popular literature and culture, and South Pacific works.

目次

  • Part 1 British literature: spotlights on British poetry from Romanticism to Postmodernism
  • prelude to space fiction - Doris Lessing's Martha quest novels. Part 2 American literature: a writer's workshop - Hawthorne's "The Great Carbuncle"
  • the Greek nexus in Robert Frost's "West Running Brook"
  • the dada world of "Manhattan Transfer"
  • Yossarian in Wonderland - bureaucracy, the Alice books and "Catch-22"
  • Bret Harte, popular fiction and the local colour movement. Part 3 Popular literature and culture: folklore in Richard Farina's "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"
  • the West as an idea in recent rock music
  • Bret Harte and the perils of pop poetry
  • those sick "Challenger" jokes. Part 4 South Pacific literature: taffy-haired brumbies - the two families on Patrick White's "Down at the Dump"
  • "Bluebeard" and "The Piano"
  • the secret message for dad in Katherine Mansfield's "The Woman at the Store"
  • dealing with multiple sclerosis - disabled but still teaching great books 101.

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