A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction by David Seed (ed.)

By David Seed (ed.)

Via a wide-ranging sequence of essays and proper readings, A spouse to Twentieth-Century usa Fiction offers an summary of yank fiction released because the end of the 1st international War. 

  • Features a wide-ranging sequence of essays by means of American, British, and ecu experts in various literary fields
  • Written in an approachable and obtainable variety
  • Covers either vintage literary figures and modern novelists
  • Provides huge feedback for extra interpreting on the finish of every essay

Chapter 1 U.S. Modernism (pages 9–23): Susan Hegeman
Chapter 2 town Novel (pages 24–35): James R. Giles
Chapter three The Western (pages 36–47): Neil Campbell
Chapter four Postmodern U.S. Fiction (pages 48–59): Hans Bertens
Chapter five sleek Gothic (pages 60–71): Marilyn Michaud
Chapter 6 the quick tale (pages 72–83): Mark Whalan
Chapter 7 Southern Fiction (pages 84–95): Sharon Monteith
Chapter eight Jewish American Fiction (pages 96–108): David Brauner
Chapter nine “Do not anything until eventually You pay attention from Me”: glossy African American Fiction (pages 109–121): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 10 U.S. Detective Fiction (pages 122–134): Cynthia S. Hamilton
Chapter eleven Hard?Boiled/Noir Fiction (pages 135–146): Lee Horsley
Chapter 12 Chicano Fiction (pages 147–158): Helen Oakley
Chapter thirteen Black Humor Fiction (pages 159–170): David Seed
Chapter 14 Fiction at the Vietnam battle (pages 171–182): Philip Melling and Subarno Chattarji
Chapter 15 The Rediscovery of the local American (pages 183–194): pleasure Porter
Chapter sixteen Trash Fiction (pages 195–206): Stacey Olster
Chapter 17 Edith Wharton (pages 207–218): Pamela Knights
Chapter 18 Willa Cather's Entropology: Permanence and Transmission (pages 219–228): man J. Reynolds
Chapter 19 Gertrude Stein and Seriality (pages 229–239): Ulla Haselstein
Chapter 20 Ernest Hemingway (pages 240–250): Peter Messent
Chapter 21 John Dos Passos (pages 251–260): Andrew Hook and David Seed
Chapter 22 Thomas Wolfe (pages 261–270): Anne Ricketson Zahlan
Chapter 23 F. Scott Fitzgerald (pages 271–281): William Blazek
Chapter 24 Zora Neale Hurston (pages 282–291): Lovalerie King
Chapter 25 Theodore Dreiser (pages 292–301): Clare Virginia Eby
Chapter 26 William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha (pages 302–312): Charles A. Peek
Chapter 27 H.D.'s Visionary Prose (pages 313–321): Rachel Connor
Chapter 28 John Steinbeck (pages 322–331): Brian Railsback
Chapter 29 Raymond Chandler (pages 332–341): Sean McCann
Chapter 30 Richard Wright (pages 342–351): Tara T. Green
Chapter 31 Ralph Ellison (pages 352–360): Rachel Farebrother
Chapter 32 James Baldwin (pages 361–368): D. Quentin Miller
Chapter 33 Vladimir Nabokov (pages 369–376): Barbara Wyllie
Chapter 34 Norman Mailer (pages 377–385): Michael ok. Glenday
Chapter 35 William S. Burroughs (pages 386–394): Davis Schneiderman
Chapter 36 Saul Bellow (pages 395–402): Michael Austin
Chapter 37 Gore Vidal (pages 403–410): Heather Neilson
Chapter 38 Joseph Heller (pages 411–419): David M. Craig
Chapter 39 Kurt Vonnegut (pages 420–427): Jerome Klinkowitz
Chapter forty Thomas Pynchon (pages 428–435): Ian Copestake
Chapter forty-one Ishmael Reed: American Iconoclast (pages 436–444): Darryl Dickson?Carr
Chapter forty two Joyce Carol Oates (pages 445–453): Gavin Cologne?Brookes
Chapter forty three Philip Roth (pages 454–461): Timothy Parrish
Chapter forty four The Fiction of John Updike: well timed and undying (pages 462–470): Brian Keener
Chapter forty five Maxine Hong Kingston (pages 471–479): Helena Grice
Chapter forty six Toni Morrison (pages 480–488): Jennifer Terry
Chapter forty seven Alice Walker (pages 489–496): Maria Lauret
Chapter forty eight Don DeLillo (pages 497–504): Mark Osteen
Chapter forty nine Gerald Vizenor: Postindian Gamester (pages 505–513): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 50 Bret Easton Ellis (pages 514–521): James Annesley
Chapter fifty one Amy Tan: “American situations and chinese language personality” (pages 522–529): Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
Chapter fifty two Paul Auster: Poet of Solitude (pages 530–538): Mark Brown
Chapter fifty three Bharati Mukherjee (pages 539–546): Judie Newman

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Where else could I have all this life but Harlem? Good old Harlem! Chocolate Harlem! ’ ” (McKay: 15). In contrast, Ray, McKay’s prototype of the black artist and intellectual, is hindered in realizing his literary ambitions by a crippling self-hatred and an embittered view of the international black masses as a perennially exploited people. His response to Harlem is thus more mixed than Jake’s, but still essentially affirmative: “Harlem! How terribly Ray could hate it sometimes. Its brutality, gang rowdyism, promiscuous thickness.

But for others, the culture of the periphery could also be seen as an antidote to the excesses and horrors of modernity, or indeed as a source for locating authentic American values and traditions. For the “Twelve Southerners” (including John Crowe Ransom, Alan Tate, and Robert Penn Warren) who wrote the Southern agrarian manifesto I’ll Take My Stand (1930), traditional Southern culture – which they understood narrowly as the inheritance of the genteel white planters – needed to be protected from the encroachment of the industrial and commercial modernity that they associated with the North.

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