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The Resource Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner, Randy Boyagoda

Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner, Randy Boyagoda

Label
Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner
Title
Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner
Statement of responsibility
Randy Boyagoda
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie's statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global experience as discernible in twentieth-century fiction. The worldwide imprint of modern American experience has, of late, invited reappraisals of canonical writers and classic national themes from globalist perspectives. Advancing this line of critical inquiry, this book argues that the work of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner reveals a century-long transformation of how American identity and experience have been imagined, and that these transformations have been provoked by new forms of immigration and by unanticipated mixings of cultures and ethnic groups. This book makes two innovations: first, it places a contemporary world writer's fiction in an American context; second, it places two modern American writers' novels in a world context. Works discussed include Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Satanic Verses; Ellison's Invisible Man and Juneteenth; and Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Light in August. The scholarly materials range from U.S. immigration history and critical race theory to contemporary studies of cultural and economic globalization."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Boyagoda, Randy
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
Z754 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary criticism and cultural theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Race relations in literature
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Minorities in literature
  • Faulkner, William
  • Rassenvraagstuk
  • Immigratie
  • Nationale identiteit
Label
Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner, Randy Boyagoda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136) 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
Imagining nation and imaginary Americans -- Salman Rushdie's American idyll -- Ralph Ellison's invisible immigrants -- William Faulkner's "Durn furriners" -- Americans you'll never (have to) be
Control code
123968895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780415979849
Lccn
2007018415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123968895
Label
Race, immigration, and American identity in the fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner, Randy Boyagoda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136) 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
Imagining nation and imaginary Americans -- Salman Rushdie's American idyll -- Ralph Ellison's invisible immigrants -- William Faulkner's "Durn furriners" -- Americans you'll never (have to) be
Control code
123968895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780415979849
Lccn
2007018415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123968895

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