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The Resource Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics : the origin and evolution of American stories, Betina Entzminger

Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics : the origin and evolution of American stories, Betina Entzminger

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Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics : the origin and evolution of American stories
Title
Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics
Title remainder
the origin and evolution of American stories
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Betina Entzminger
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Language
eng
Summary
"The number and popularity of novels that have overtly reconfigured aspects of classic American texts suggests a curious trend for both readers and writers, an impulse to retell and reread books that have come to define American culture. This book argues that by revising canonical American literature, contemporary American writers are (re)writing an American myth of origins, creating one that corresponds to the contemporary writer's understanding of self and society. Informed by cognitive psychology, evolutionary literary criticism, and poststructuralism, Entzminger reads texts by canonical authors Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, Twain, Chopin, and Faulkner, and by the contemporary writers that respond to them. In highlighting the construction and cognitive function of narrative in their own and in their antecedent texts, contemporary writers highlight the fact that such use of narrative is universal and essential to human beings. This book suggests that by revising the classic texts that compose our cultural narrative, contemporary writers mirror the way human individuals consistently revisit and refigure the past through language, via self-narration, in order to manage and understand experience"--
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1967-
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Entzminger, Betina
Dewey number
810.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PS221
LC item number
.E58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in twentieth-century literature
Series volume
28
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  • American literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics : the origin and evolution of American stories, Betina Entzminger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
774498994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780415539647
Lccn
2012013298
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774498994
Label
Contemporary reconfigurations of American literary classics : the origin and evolution of American stories, Betina Entzminger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
774498994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780415539647
Lccn
2012013298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774498994

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