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The Resource Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes, Rita Ferrari

Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes, Rita Ferrari

Label
Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes
Title
Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes
Statement of responsibility
Rita Ferrari
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For over forty years, John Hawkes has created fictions remarkable for their stylistic beauty and narrative experimentation. His writing has been praised for its visionary engagement with memory and anxiety, violence and eroticism, desire and imagination. Yet there have been few critical studies of the work of this major contemporary author. Rita Ferrari's Innocence, Power, and the Novels of John Hawkes is an unprecedented exploration of Hawkes's novels and novellas
  • As Ferrari discusses the subtle transformations that have occurred in each succeeding work of fiction, she traces Hawkes's experimentation with voice and perspective, his interrogation of authority and representation, and his exploration of language, gender, and identity. Her close readings offer fruitful and original analysis of the central and compelling paradoxes in Hawkes's fiction: how language both makes and unmakes the self, how this act of the imagination is at the same time affirming and deadly, and how, expressly, the act of authoring is both innocent and powerful
  • Ferrari subjects Hawkes's complex texts - from The Cannibal, to The Blood Oranges, to Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse - to an exacting and enlightened reading with eye and ear attuned to the aesthetics of his constructed images, the wholeness and homogeneity desired by his authorial figures, the critique of misogyny implied in his portrayal of women, and the increasingly self-reflexive components of his struggle to define the self. Rather than present a mere thematic breakdown, Ferrari offers an illuminating look at what Hawkes's novels express about the function of the artistic imagination and the practice of writing itself
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrari, Rita
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3558.A82
LC item number
Z66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penn studies in contemporary American fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Innocence (Psychology) in literature
  • Hawkes, John
Label
Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes, Rita Ferrari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216) 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
Ch. 1. Textual Image, Authorial Vision, Narrative Voice in The Cannibal, The Beetle Leg, The Goose on the Grave, and The Owl -- Ch. 2. Plotting Dreams: Fantasy and Representation in The Lime Twig -- Ch. 3. Writing the Self: Second Skin, the Second Sex, and the Second Take -- Ch. 4. Dreams of Wholeness, Nightmares of Dissolution: Aspects of the Artist in the Triad -- Ch. 5. The Artist in the World of Women: The Imagination and Beyond in The Passion Artist -- Ch. 6. The Labyrinth, the Wilderness, the Female Voice: Virginie: Her Two Lives and Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade -- Ch. 7. The Artist and His Subjects in Whistlejacket -- Conclusion: The Domain of Purity, the Fragments of Actuality -- Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse and the Imagination's Prism
Control code
34675282
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812233414
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96021425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Innocence, power, and the novels of John Hawkes, Rita Ferrari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216) 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
Ch. 1. Textual Image, Authorial Vision, Narrative Voice in The Cannibal, The Beetle Leg, The Goose on the Grave, and The Owl -- Ch. 2. Plotting Dreams: Fantasy and Representation in The Lime Twig -- Ch. 3. Writing the Self: Second Skin, the Second Sex, and the Second Take -- Ch. 4. Dreams of Wholeness, Nightmares of Dissolution: Aspects of the Artist in the Triad -- Ch. 5. The Artist in the World of Women: The Imagination and Beyond in The Passion Artist -- Ch. 6. The Labyrinth, the Wilderness, the Female Voice: Virginie: Her Two Lives and Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade -- Ch. 7. The Artist and His Subjects in Whistlejacket -- Conclusion: The Domain of Purity, the Fragments of Actuality -- Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse and the Imagination's Prism
Control code
34675282
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812233414
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96021425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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