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The Resource The midwestern novel : literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present, Nancy L. Bunge

The midwestern novel : literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present, Nancy L. Bunge

Label
The midwestern novel : literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present
Title
The midwestern novel
Title remainder
literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present
Statement of responsibility
Nancy L. Bunge
Title variation
Literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With Huckleberry Finn, American fiction changed radically and shifted its setting to the middle of the country. A focus on social issues replaced the philosophic and psychological explorations that dominated the work of Melville and Hawthorne. Colloquial speech rather than elevated language articulated these fresh ideas, while common folk rather than dramatic characters like Ahab and Hester Prynne played central roles. This transformation of American literature has been largely ignored, while during the 130 years since Huckleberry Finn the Midwest has continued to produce writers whose work, like Twain's, addresses injustice by portraying the decency of ordinary people. Since the end of the 19th century, Midwestern authors have dismissed the elite and celebrated those whom the power structure typically excludes: children, women, African-Americans and the lower classes. Instead of wealth and power, this literature values authenticity and compassion. The book explores this literary tradition by examining the work of 30 Midwestern writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Jonathan Franzen, Jane Smiley and Louise Erdrich. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bunge, Nancy L
Dewey number
813/.009977
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P633
LC item number
B86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Populism in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Populism in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Populism in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Middle West
  • American fiction
  • Literature
  • Populism in literature
  • Middle West
Label
The midwestern novel : literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present, Nancy L. Bunge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) 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
Introduction -- Conformity's consequences -- The redemptive potential of childhood -- Valuing women's passion -- The African-American dimension -- Surrendering to nature -- Relaxing into compassion
Control code
881440609
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780786494354
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014039327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436321
System control number
(OCoLC)881440609
Label
The midwestern novel : literary populism from Huckleberry Finn to the present, Nancy L. Bunge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) 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
Introduction -- Conformity's consequences -- The redemptive potential of childhood -- Valuing women's passion -- The African-American dimension -- Surrendering to nature -- Relaxing into compassion
Control code
881440609
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780786494354
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014039327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436321
System control number
(OCoLC)881440609

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