The Resource The art of Frank Norris, storyteller, Barbara Hochman

The art of Frank Norris, storyteller, Barbara Hochman

Label
The art of Frank Norris, storyteller
Title
The art of Frank Norris, storyteller
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Hochman
Title variation
Frank Norris, storyteller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past twenty years, critics have increasingly challenged the conventional wisdom on Frank Norris as an exponent of literary naturalism. In the present study, Barbara Hochman goes still further in redefining his affinities. She focuses on his artistry as a storyteller, and on his overriding concern with human contact and the functions of aesthetic form. Hochman begins by considering traditional approaches to Norris. She notes thin although the rhetoric of the narrative voice' and the pattern of events in his fiction made Norris's work seem to fit neatly into the naturalist category, his four major novels- Vandover and the Brute, McTeague, The Octopus, and The Pit- lend themselves to very different readings. Hochman argues that the imaginative focus of Norris's work centers on the vulnerability of the self and its quest for a measure of equilibrium. She shows how Norris's work increasingly depicts constructive individual responses to experience, and the stabilizing power of memory, language, and art. These concerns are seen to account for the enduring vitality of Norris's work, and for the popularity it enjoyed in its own time."--
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Book jacket
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Hochman, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2473
LC item number
.H6 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Norris, Frank
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Self in literature
Label
The art of Frank Norris, storyteller, Barbara Hochman
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-145) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Norris's Dubious Naturalism -- The Power of the Word -- Vandover and the Brute:The Failure of Memory and Art -- Loss, Habit, Obsession:The Governing Dynamic of McTeague -- The Language of Recovery:Word and Symbol in The Octopus -- Coming of Age in The Pit -- Afterword: A Parting Glance
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300702134
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1 online resource (149 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300702134
Label
The art of Frank Norris, storyteller, Barbara Hochman
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Norris's Dubious Naturalism -- The Power of the Word -- Vandover and the Brute:The Failure of Memory and Art -- Loss, Habit, Obsession:The Governing Dynamic of McTeague -- The Language of Recovery:Word and Symbol in The Octopus -- Coming of Age in The Pit -- Afterword: A Parting Glance
Control code
300702134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (149 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300702134

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