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The Resource A mirror in the roadway : literature and the real world, Morris Dickstein

A mirror in the roadway : literature and the real world, Morris Dickstein

Label
A mirror in the roadway : literature and the real world
Title
A mirror in the roadway
Title remainder
literature and the real world
Statement of responsibility
Morris Dickstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of essays, Morris Dickstein focuses on the rich interchange of ideas between writers such as Kafka, Céline, Carver, Bellow & Kennedy, and the world around them: the lives that formed them, the places they write about, & the social changes they make indelibly real to us
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickstein, Morris
Dewey number
809/.04
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.D55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Literature, Modern
Label
A mirror in the roadway : literature and the real world, Morris Dickstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mirror in the roadway -- American realism: the sense of time and place -- The city as text: New York and the American writer -- The second city (Chicago writers) -- Upton Sinclair and the urban jungle -- A radical comedian (Sinclair Lewis) -- The magic of contradictions: Willa Cather's lost lady -- A different world: from realism to modernism -- The authority of failure (F. Scott Fitzgerald) -- Edmund Wilson: three phases -- A glint of malice (Mary McCarthy) -- Silence, exile, cunning -- The modern writer as exile -- An outsider in his own life (Samuel Beckett) -- Kafka in love -- Hope against hope: Orwell and the future -- Magical realism -- The pornography of power (Gabriel García Márquez) -- A fishy tale (Gunter Grass) -- Talking dogs and pioneers (S.Y. Agnon) -- Postwar fiction in context: genealogies -- Sea change: Céline in America -- The complex fate of the Jewish American writer -- The face in the mirror: the eclipse of distance in contemporary fiction -- Ordinary people: Carver, Ford, and blue-collar realism -- Textures of memory -- Late Bellow: thinking about the dead -- Saints and sinners: William Kennedy's Albany cycle -- Reading and history -- Damaged literacy: the decay of reading -- Finding the right words (Irving Howe) -- The social uses of fiction (Martha Nussbaum) -- The limits of historicism: literary theory and historical understanding
Control code
56103751
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780691119960
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004053514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A mirror in the roadway : literature and the real world, Morris Dickstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mirror in the roadway -- American realism: the sense of time and place -- The city as text: New York and the American writer -- The second city (Chicago writers) -- Upton Sinclair and the urban jungle -- A radical comedian (Sinclair Lewis) -- The magic of contradictions: Willa Cather's lost lady -- A different world: from realism to modernism -- The authority of failure (F. Scott Fitzgerald) -- Edmund Wilson: three phases -- A glint of malice (Mary McCarthy) -- Silence, exile, cunning -- The modern writer as exile -- An outsider in his own life (Samuel Beckett) -- Kafka in love -- Hope against hope: Orwell and the future -- Magical realism -- The pornography of power (Gabriel García Márquez) -- A fishy tale (Gunter Grass) -- Talking dogs and pioneers (S.Y. Agnon) -- Postwar fiction in context: genealogies -- Sea change: Céline in America -- The complex fate of the Jewish American writer -- The face in the mirror: the eclipse of distance in contemporary fiction -- Ordinary people: Carver, Ford, and blue-collar realism -- Textures of memory -- Late Bellow: thinking about the dead -- Saints and sinners: William Kennedy's Albany cycle -- Reading and history -- Damaged literacy: the decay of reading -- Finding the right words (Irving Howe) -- The social uses of fiction (Martha Nussbaum) -- The limits of historicism: literary theory and historical understanding
Control code
56103751
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780691119960
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004053514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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