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The Resource Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang

Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang

Label
Understanding Ron Rash
Title
Understanding Ron Rash
Statement of responsibility
John Lang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this first book-length study of Ron Rash's fiction and poetry, John Lang explores the nature and scope of Rash's achievements, introducing readers to the major themes and stylistic features of his work as well as the literary and cultural influences that shaped it. After a brief survey of Rash's life and career, Lang traces Rash's development through his fourteen books of poetry and fiction published through 2013. Beginning with Rash's first three collections of short fiction, Lang analyzes the author's literary style and techniques as well as Rash's richly detailed settings and characters drawn from the mountain South, primarily western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Then, in an assessment of Rash's four volumes of poetry, Lang investigates their thematic and linguistic grounding in Appalachia and emphasizes their universal appeal, lyrical grace, and narrative efficiency. Moving to the early novels One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight, Lang traces Rash's evolving narrative skills, intricate plotting, and the means by which he creates historical and philosophical resonance. Then Lang examines how vivid characters, striking use of dramatic techniques, and wide range of allusions combine in Rash's best-known book, which is also his most accomplished novel to date, Serena. After a study of Rash's most recent novel, The Cove, Lang returns to Rash's latest work in short fiction: his Frank O'Connor Award-winning Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay, both of which demonstrate his wide-ranging subject matter and characters as well as his incisive portraits of both contemporary Appalachian life and the region's history. An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary materials by and about Rash concludes the book."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
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1947-
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Lang, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.A698
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding Contemporary American Literature
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  • Rash, Ron
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Rash, Ron
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • American Literature
Label
Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang
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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
Understanding Ron Rash -- The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth, Casualties, and Chemistry -- Eureka Mill, Among the Believers, Raising the Dead, and Waking -- One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight -- Serena and The Cove -- Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay
Control code
886638306
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306981057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10899215
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 629356
  • 9c89dd55-12c4-4e27-8ffb-a836c85daa51
  • 22573/ctv6vq0vj
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886638306
Label
Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang
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
Understanding Ron Rash -- The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth, Casualties, and Chemistry -- Eureka Mill, Among the Believers, Raising the Dead, and Waking -- One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight -- Serena and The Cove -- Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay
Control code
886638306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306981057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10899215
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 629356
  • 9c89dd55-12c4-4e27-8ffb-a836c85daa51
  • 22573/ctv6vq0vj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886638306

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