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The Resource Political fiction and the American self, John Whalen-Bridge

Political fiction and the American self, John Whalen-Bridge

Label
Political fiction and the American self
Title
Political fiction and the American self
Statement of responsibility
John Whalen-Bridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examining political novels that have achieved (or been denied) canonical status, John Whalen-Bridge demonstrates how Herman Melville, Jack London, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Margaret Atwood have grappled with the problem of balancing radicalism and art. He shows that some books are more political than others, that some political novelists are more skillful than others, and that readers must allow for basic working distinctions between politics and aesthetics if we are to make useful judgments about which political novels to read - and why
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whalen-Bridge, John
Dewey number
813.009/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P6
LC item number
W47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political fiction, American
  • Politics and literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Literary form
Label
Political fiction and the American self, John Whalen-Bridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-198) 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
Political fiction as impurity in American literary criticism -- Submerged revolution in Moby-Dick -- How to read a revolutionary novel : The iron heel -- Adamic purity as double-agent in Harlot's ghost -- Invisible prophet : Sula peace, 1965 -- Conclusion : politics and interpretation in America
Control code
37400920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780252066887
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97033737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Political fiction and the American self, John Whalen-Bridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-198) 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
Political fiction as impurity in American literary criticism -- Submerged revolution in Moby-Dick -- How to read a revolutionary novel : The iron heel -- Adamic purity as double-agent in Harlot's ghost -- Invisible prophet : Sula peace, 1965 -- Conclusion : politics and interpretation in America
Control code
37400920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780252066887
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97033737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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