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The Resource Understanding Gary Shteyngart, Geoff Hamilton

Understanding Gary Shteyngart, Geoff Hamilton

Label
Understanding Gary Shteyngart
Title
Understanding Gary Shteyngart
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Hamilton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Understanding Gary Shteyngart, the first comprehensive examination of Shteyngart's novels and memoir, introduces readers to one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful contemporary American authors. Born in Leningrad in 1972, Shteyngart immigrated to the United States in 1979, attended Oberlin College and the City University of New York, and currently teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University. His novels include Super Sad True Love Story, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Absurdistan, chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante's Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Geoff Hamilton studies three broad, overlapping elements of Shteyngart's work: his construction of Russian-Jewish identity in the United States, his appraisal of communism's imaginative legacy for the wider East European diaspora and former Soviet republics, and his representation of the deadening effects of late capitalism. Focusing on Shteyngart's themes of the fracturing and decay of ethnic identities, the limits and pitfalls of multiculturalism, and the decline of privacy and civility against the creeping power of technological mediation, Hamilton also tracks the author's playful manipulation of literary traditions and his incisive revision of seminal mythologies of Russian, Jewish, and American selfhood. Although Shteyngart has sometimes been pigeon-holed as an immigrant author working a rather marginal ethnic shtick, Hamilton demonstrates that Shteyngart's work deserves attention for its remarkable centrality, that is, its relevance to core questions of identity formation and the conditions of belief common to globalized societies."--
  • "Understanding Gary Shteyngart, the first comprehensive examination of Shteyngart's novels and memoir, introduces readers to one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful contemporary American authors. Born in Leningrad in 1972, Shteyngart immigrated to the United States in 1979, attended Oberlin College and the City University of New York, and currently teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University. His novels include Super Sad True Love Story, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Absurdistan, chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante's Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction"--
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DLC
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1972-
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Hamilton, Geoff
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H79
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shteyngart, Gary
  • Shteyngart, Gary
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Shteyngart, Gary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Social values in literature
Label
Understanding Gary Shteyngart, Geoff Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Gary Shteyngart -- The Russian Debutante's Handbook -- Absurdistan -- Super Sad True Love Story -- Little Failure -- Gary Shteyngart and American Literary Celebrity
Control code
979681171
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611177657
Lccn
2017016329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vnv39
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979681171
Label
Understanding Gary Shteyngart, Geoff Hamilton
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Gary Shteyngart -- The Russian Debutante's Handbook -- Absurdistan -- Super Sad True Love Story -- Little Failure -- Gary Shteyngart and American Literary Celebrity
Control code
979681171
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611177657
Lccn
2017016329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vnv39
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979681171

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