The Resource Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression, by Jason Arthur, (electronic resource)

Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression, by Jason Arthur, (electronic resource)

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Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression
Title
Thinking locally
Title remainder
provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
by Jason Arthur
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
Thinking Locally produces an account of twentieth-century literary history that counters the literary-historical over-reliance on wars as framing events. Eschewing the standard break between pre-World War II and post-World War II periods, this dissertation identifies a debate over the relative merits of provincialism and cosmopolitanism running from James Agee's modernist regionalism through recent books by Maxine Hong Kingston, Russell Banks, and Jonathan Franzen. The writers examined here are not commentators who take sides in this debate, plugging for either the city or the country. Instead, they use the unresolved terms of the debate to shape formal innovations. The introduction surveys the contemporary academic discussion of cosmopolitanism and then makes a case for the importance of Wright Morris, an author whose centrality is foreclosed by a stress on the cold war as the inevitable framework for the writing of the 1950s. Chapters One through Four offer extended readings of four major works: Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; Jack Kerouac's On the Road; Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey; and Banks's Affliction,
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MUU
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Arthur, Jason G
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1967-
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Hoberek, Andrew
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  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Agee, James
  • Banks, Russell
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Cosmopolitanism in literature
  • Regionalism in literature
  • English language
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specialized
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Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression, by Jason Arthur, (electronic resource)
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 29, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191682933
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191682933
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Thinking locally : provincialism and cosmopolitanism in American literature since the Great Depression, by Jason Arthur, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 29, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
191682933
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191682933
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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