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The Resource The spaces of violence, James R. Giles

The spaces of violence, James R. Giles

Label
The spaces of violence
Title
The spaces of violence
Statement of responsibility
James R. Giles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James R. Giles examines 10 contemporary American novels for the unique ways they explore violence and space as interrelated phenomena. These stories take place in settings as diverse as small towns, college campuses, suburbs, the brokerage houses and luxury apartments of Wall Street, football stadiums, Appalachian hills, and America's no-man's-land of Greyhound bus stations and highways. Violence, Giles finds, is mythological and ritualistic in many of these novels, whereas it is treated as systemic and naturalistic in others. Giles locates each of the novels he studies on a continuum from the mythological to the naturalistic and argues that they represent a "fourthspace" at the margins of physical, social, and psychological space, a territory at the cultural borders of the mainstream. These textual spaces are so saturated with violence that they suggest little or no potential for change and affirmation and are as degraded as the physical, social, and mental spaces from which they emerge. A concluding chapter extends the focus of The Spaces of Violence to texts by Jane Smiley, Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat, and Chuck Palahniuk, who treat the destructive effects of violence on family structures."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giles, James Richard
Dewey number
813/.54093552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.V58
LC item number
G548 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Violence in literature
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Personal space in literature
Label
The spaces of violence, James R. Giles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-202) 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
Violence and space -- Discovering fourthspace in Appalachia : Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark and Child of God -- Russell Banks's Affliction : "all those solitary dumb angry men" -- Of vultures, eyeballs, and parrots : Lewis Nordan's Wolf Whistle -- The myth of the Boatright Men : Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- Playing for death : Don Delillo's End Zone -- Drifting through Urantia : greyhound space in Denis Johnson's Angels -- The return of John Smith : Sherman Alexie's Indian Killer -- "The Battle of Bob Hope" and "The Great Elephant Zap" : Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers -- "I hope you didn't go into raw space without me": Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho -- Violence and family structures
Control code
61228673
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780817315023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005022265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780817315023
Label
The spaces of violence, James R. Giles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-202) 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
Violence and space -- Discovering fourthspace in Appalachia : Cormac McCarthy's Outer Dark and Child of God -- Russell Banks's Affliction : "all those solitary dumb angry men" -- Of vultures, eyeballs, and parrots : Lewis Nordan's Wolf Whistle -- The myth of the Boatright Men : Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- Playing for death : Don Delillo's End Zone -- Drifting through Urantia : greyhound space in Denis Johnson's Angels -- The return of John Smith : Sherman Alexie's Indian Killer -- "The Battle of Bob Hope" and "The Great Elephant Zap" : Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers -- "I hope you didn't go into raw space without me": Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho -- Violence and family structures
Control code
61228673
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 209 pages
Isbn
9780817315023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005022265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780817315023

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