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The Resource Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow

Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow

Label
Understanding Dave Eggers
Title
Understanding Dave Eggers
Statement of responsibility
Timothy W. Galow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Dave Eggers surveys the work of one of the most celebrated American authors of the twenty-first century and is the first book-length study incorporating Eggers's novels, short-story collections, and film scripts. With a style aimed at students and general readers alike, Timothy W. Galow offers a textual analysis that uniquely combines Eggers's early autobiographical works and the subject of celebrity as well as his later texts that deal with humanitarian issues. Galow devotes a chapter to each of Eggers's major works, from his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, though his recent novel, A Hologram for the King, a National Book Award finalist about an aging American businessman chasing success in Saudi Arabia. Other chapters cover You Shall Know Our Velocity, What Is the What, and Zeitoun. Each chapter studies the major themes and styles of the featured work while also placing it in the context of Eggers's oeuvre. In this way Galow examines each text in its own right, but he also offers us a larger guide to all of Egger's work. Providing important historical background for understanding Eggers's literary work, Galow examines how Eggers's texts are deeply invested in both his own public persona and the changing cultural conditions in the United States over the past twenty years. Galow's careful analysis is conveyed in clear language that engages issues important to contemporary critics without being pedantic or jargon laden. As a result Understanding Dave Eggers can serve as a useful introduction to the author's work or a valuable resource for the devoted reader"--
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Galow, Timothy W
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3605.G48
LC item number
Z76 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eggers, Dave
  • American literature
  • Eggers, Dave
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
Label
Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Series Editor's Preface -- Chapter 1 Understanding Dave Eggers -- Chapter 2 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- Chapter 3 You Shall Know Our Velocity -- Chapter 4 What Is the What -- Chapter 5 Zeitoun -- Chapter 6 Short Stories, Short Short Stories, and Films -- Chapter 7 A Hologram for the King -- Afterword: The Circle -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
895049080
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174281
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctv6vp5j1
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895049080
Label
Understanding Dave Eggers, Timothy W. Galow
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Series Editor's Preface -- Chapter 1 Understanding Dave Eggers -- Chapter 2 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- Chapter 3 You Shall Know Our Velocity -- Chapter 4 What Is the What -- Chapter 5 Zeitoun -- Chapter 6 Short Stories, Short Short Stories, and Films -- Chapter 7 A Hologram for the King -- Afterword: The Circle -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
895049080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174281
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vp5j1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895049080

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