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The Resource Pagan Dreiser : songs from American mythology, Shawn St. Jean

Pagan Dreiser : songs from American mythology, Shawn St. Jean

Label
Pagan Dreiser : songs from American mythology
Title
Pagan Dreiser
Title remainder
songs from American mythology
Statement of responsibility
Shawn St. Jean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The purpose of this investigation is threefold: first, to explicate Dreiser's passing allusions to Greek myth and literature; second, to explore some of his less obvious but more important structural, conceptual, and philosophical debts to the Greeks; third, to elucidate how this "pagan" point of view helps untangle many of the traditional, knotty problems of Dreiser scholarship. St. Jean operates from a central assumption: that a late-twentieth-century critical viewpoint, even when buttressed by formidable knowledge of American and European literary history, is finally insufficient for a fair appraisal of Dreiser's canon if unaccompanied by some understanding of the author's (often highly romanticized) debt to "paganism."" "The study does not proceed according to the traditional, chronological method of chapter-per-novel, but instead in four intertextual, subject-based chapters: first, a reappraisal of Dreiser's status as a literary naturalist and his place in literary history; second, a reading of his often-overlooked and subversive mode of social criticism; third, a reconciliation of his controversial perspectives on gender and sexuality; and, finally, an accounting of his attitudes toward religion as mythology and a discussion of the canon of American authors as a self-construed pantheon, with Dreiser as an aspiring member."--Jacket
  • "The purpose of this investigation is threefold: first, to explicate Dreiser's passing allusions to Greek myth and literature; second, to explore some of his less obvious but more important structural, conceptual, and philosophical debts to the Greeks; third, to elucidate how this "pagan" point of view helps untangle many of the traditional, knotty problems of Dreiser scholarship. St. Jean operates from a central assumption: that a late-twentieth-century critical viewpoint, even when buttressed by formidable knowledge of American and European literary history, is finally insufficient for a fair appraisal of Dreiser's canon if unaccompanied by some understanding of the author's (often highly romanticized) debt to "paganism."" "The study does not proceed according to the traditional, chronological method of chapter-per-novel, but instead in four intertextual, subject-based chapters: first, a reappraisal of Dreiser's status as a literary naturalist and his place in literary history; second, a reading of his often-overlooked and subversive mode of social criticism; third, a reconciliation of his controversial perspectives on gender and sexuality; and, finally, an accounting of his attitudes toward religion as mythology and a discussion of the canon of American authors as a self-construed pantheon, with Dreiser as an aspiring member."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
St. Jean, Shawn
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3507.R55
LC item number
Z835 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • American fiction
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Classicism
  • Classicism in literature
  • Paganism in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Dreiser, Theodore
Label
Pagan Dreiser : songs from American mythology, Shawn St. Jean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) 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
  • Logos
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Sister Carrie and Gender Bending Early in the Late Century
  • "Whom the Gods Would Destroy ..."
  • A Gallery of Women and the Paradoxes of Male Subjectivity
  • Religion, Mythology, and Intertextuality
  • American Mythos
  • Naturalism
  • The Augean Stables
  • Proem
  • Modern Mimesis
  • The American Tragedian
  • Social Criticism
  • Oikos
  • Hesiod and the Work Ethic
Control code
45375073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780838638873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00065401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Pagan Dreiser : songs from American mythology, Shawn St. Jean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) 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
  • Logos
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Sister Carrie and Gender Bending Early in the Late Century
  • "Whom the Gods Would Destroy ..."
  • A Gallery of Women and the Paradoxes of Male Subjectivity
  • Religion, Mythology, and Intertextuality
  • American Mythos
  • Naturalism
  • The Augean Stables
  • Proem
  • Modern Mimesis
  • The American Tragedian
  • Social Criticism
  • Oikos
  • Hesiod and the Work Ethic
Control code
45375073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780838638873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00065401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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