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The Resource Classic cult fiction : a companion to popular cult literature, Thomas Reed Whissen

Classic cult fiction : a companion to popular cult literature, Thomas Reed Whissen

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Classic cult fiction : a companion to popular cult literature
Title
Classic cult fiction
Title remainder
a companion to popular cult literature
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Reed Whissen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essays on 50 books that have acquired a permanent underground following in the past two centuries, analyze each story, its place in its world, and the manifestations of its cultism. Animal farm, Dune, Lord of the rings, and Walden two, are among the books. Also includes an introductory survey of the cult phenomenon, general and specific bibliographies, and a chronological list, 1774-1979, that also notes books not discussed. Classic Cult Fiction is a history, analysis, and reference guide to books that have become "bibles" to generations of Europeans and Americans over the past 200 years--books like The Catcher in the Rye. Fearlessly taking on "canon formation," Whissen identifies the top 50 classic cult books, first presenting an informed and witty interpretation of the phenomenon and its characteristics with examples from different cultures and periods. The individual works are each discussed relative to time and place, impact, and audience psychology and analyzed in terms of common cult attributes. A chronological listing of cult fiction adds a number of titles not chosen for the top 50
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Whissen, Thomas R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Fiction
  • Romanticism
  • Popular literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Reader-response criticism
Label
Classic cult fiction : a companion to popular cult literature, Thomas Reed Whissen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-316) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Against nature / Joris-Karl Huysmans -- Animal farm / George Orwell -- Another roadside attraction / Tom Robbins -- Axel / Philippe Auguste Villiers de L'isle-Adam -- Been down so long it looks like up to me / Richard Fariña-- The Bell jar / Sylvia Plath -- Brave new world / Aldous Huxley -- A Canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller -- The Catcher in the rye / J. D. Salinger -- Catch-22 / Joseph Heller -- A Clockwork orange / Anthony Burgess -- The Day of the locust / Nathanael West -- Demian / Hermann Hesse -- Dune / Frank Herbert -- Fear and loathing in Las Vegas / Hunter S. Thompson -- The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand -- Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley -- The Great Gatsby /F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy / Douglas Adams -- The killer inside me / Jim Thompson -- Lady Chatterley's lover / D. H. Lawrence -- Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov -- Look homeward, angel / Thomas Wolfe -- Lord of the flies / William Golding -- The Lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien -- Lost horizon / James Hilton -- Lucky Jim / Kingsley Amis
  • One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey -- On the road / Jack Kerouac -- The outsider / Colin Wilson -- The outsiders / S. E. Hinton -- A portrait of the artist as a young man / James Joyce -- René / Francois-René de Chateaubriand -- A separate peace / John Knowles -- Siddhartha / Hermann Hesse -- Slaughterhouse-five or the Children's crusade: a duty-dance with death / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- The sorrows of young werther / Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe -- The stand / Stephen King -- Steppenwolf / Hermann Hesse -- The stranger / Albert Camus -- Stranger in a strange land / Robert Heinlein -- The sun also rises / Ernest Hemingway -- The teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui way of knowledge / Carlos Castaneda -- This side of paradise / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Time and again / Jack Finney -- Trout fishing in America / Richard Brautigan -- 2001: a space odyssey / Arthur Clarke -- Walden Two / B. F. Skinner -- Warlock / Oakley Hall -- Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance / Robert M. Pirsig
Control code
24106368
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780313265501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91025723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444912
Label
Classic cult fiction : a companion to popular cult literature, Thomas Reed Whissen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-316) 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
  • Against nature / Joris-Karl Huysmans -- Animal farm / George Orwell -- Another roadside attraction / Tom Robbins -- Axel / Philippe Auguste Villiers de L'isle-Adam -- Been down so long it looks like up to me / Richard Fariña-- The Bell jar / Sylvia Plath -- Brave new world / Aldous Huxley -- A Canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller -- The Catcher in the rye / J. D. Salinger -- Catch-22 / Joseph Heller -- A Clockwork orange / Anthony Burgess -- The Day of the locust / Nathanael West -- Demian / Hermann Hesse -- Dune / Frank Herbert -- Fear and loathing in Las Vegas / Hunter S. Thompson -- The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand -- Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley -- The Great Gatsby /F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy / Douglas Adams -- The killer inside me / Jim Thompson -- Lady Chatterley's lover / D. H. Lawrence -- Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov -- Look homeward, angel / Thomas Wolfe -- Lord of the flies / William Golding -- The Lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien -- Lost horizon / James Hilton -- Lucky Jim / Kingsley Amis
  • One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey -- On the road / Jack Kerouac -- The outsider / Colin Wilson -- The outsiders / S. E. Hinton -- A portrait of the artist as a young man / James Joyce -- René / Francois-René de Chateaubriand -- A separate peace / John Knowles -- Siddhartha / Hermann Hesse -- Slaughterhouse-five or the Children's crusade: a duty-dance with death / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- The sorrows of young werther / Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe -- The stand / Stephen King -- Steppenwolf / Hermann Hesse -- The stranger / Albert Camus -- Stranger in a strange land / Robert Heinlein -- The sun also rises / Ernest Hemingway -- The teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui way of knowledge / Carlos Castaneda -- This side of paradise / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Time and again / Jack Finney -- Trout fishing in America / Richard Brautigan -- 2001: a space odyssey / Arthur Clarke -- Walden Two / B. F. Skinner -- Warlock / Oakley Hall -- Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance / Robert M. Pirsig
Control code
24106368
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780313265501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91025723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1444912

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