Author: Lhd DS Ctn Frcna Madeleine M Leininger Publisher: Wayne State University Press ISBN: 9780814319949 Size: 64.67 MB Format: PDF, Docs Category : Literary Criticism Languages : en Pages : 179 View: 3202 Download Book
by Lhd DS Ctn Frcna Madeleine M Leininger, The Modern American Urban Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Modern American Urban Novel books, Goldsmith challenges the view that nature is absent in the modern urban novel, and interprets the phrase the interweaving of physical description and symbolism, metaphor and characterization, and theme and imagery that give internal form to external narrative. He provides a textual analysis of seven 20th- century American novels: Manhattan transfer, Studs Lonigan, Call it sleep, The Dollmaker, The Assistant, The Pawnbroker, and Mr. Sammler's planet. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
by Gerd Hurm, Fragmented Urban Images Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fragmented Urban Images books, "Fragmented Urban Images" fuses urban studies and literary criticism to examine the city image in American fiction in the twentieth century. The study proposes a reassessment of the complex interaction between society, city, and novel. It focuses particularly on the ways in which the diversity of fragmented experience and the ideological bias in the assessment of urban condition reappear in the modernist city images. The study finds that, contrary to appearances, cities can hardly be called agents in modernity. As expressions of fundamental divisions in society, they are crucial catalysts, however. Eight influential city novels are interpreted to provide a distinct view of the interrelation between fragmented experience, fictional perception, and urban thought in modernity: "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets " by Stephen Crane, "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser, "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Manhattan Transfer" by John Dos Passos, "Native Son" by Richard Wright, "Last Exit to Brooklyn" by Hubert Selby, and "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon.
by Malcolm Bradbury, The Modern American Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Modern American Novel books, A monumental critical history that sums up the American literary achievement from Henry James to Thomas Pynchon. Beginning with the 1890s and the seminal novels of Henry James and Theodore Dreiser, this highly acclaimed volume charts the flowering of the American narrative tradition. It takes in Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner; the emergence of Jewish and African-American literatures; and the works of Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, and Kurt Vonnegut. Updated to consider the most important fiction of the 1980s and early '90s, The Modern American Novel is a comprehensive critical history of American literary achievement.
by Catherine Morley, Modern American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modern American Literature books, An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes.
by Yoshinobu Hakutani, The City In African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The City In African American Literature books, While one of the central drives in classic American letters has been a reflexive desire to move away from the complexity and supposed corruption of cities toward such idealized nonurban settings as Cooper's prairies, Thoreau's woods, Melville's seas, Whitman's open road, and Twain's river, nearly the opposite has been true in African-American letters. Indeed the main tradition of African-American literature has been, for the most part, strikingly positive in its vision of the city. Although never hesitant to criticize the negative aspects of city life, classic African-American writers have only rarely suggested that pastoral alternatives exist for African-Americans and have therefore celebrated in a great variety of ways the possibilities of urban living. For Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, the city, despite its many problems, has been a place of deliverance and renewal. In the words of Alain Locke, the city provided "a new vision of opportunity" for African-Americans that could enable them to move from an enslaving "medieval" world to a modern world containing the possibility of liberation. More recent African-American literature has also been noteworthy for its largely affirmative vision of urban life. Amiri Baraka's 1981 essay "Black Literature and the Afro-American Nation: The Urban Voice" argues that, from the Harlem Renaissance onward, African-American literature has been "urban shaped," producing a uniquely "black urban consciousness." And Toni Morrison, although stressing that the American city in general has often induced a sense of alienation in many African-American writers, nevertheless adds that modern African-American literature is suffused with an "affection" for "the village within" the city. Gwendolyn Brook's poetry and Gloria Naylor's fiction, likewise, celebrate this sense of cultural unity in the black city. In addition to these writers, the sixteen new essays in this collection discuss the works of Claude McKay, William Attaway, Willard Motley, Ann Petry, John A. Williams, Charles Johnson, Samuel R. Delany, Ed Bullins, Adrienne Kennedy, and Lorraine Hansberry. The authors of these essays range from critics in America to those abroad, as well as from specialists in African-American literature to those in other fields.
by Kevin Baker, The Fall Of A Great American City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Fall Of A Great American City books, The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities: small shops, decent restaurants, public space, street life, affordable apartments, responsive government, beauty, idiosyncrasy, each other. This is the story of how we came to lose so much—how the places we love most were turned over to land bankers, billionaires, the worst people in the world, and criminal landlords—and how we can - and must - begin to take them back. Co-published with Harper's Magazine, where an earlier version of this essay was originally published in 2018. The landlords are killing the town. As New York City approaches the third decade of the twenty-first century, it is in imminent danger of becoming something it has never been before: unremarkable. By unremarkable I don’t just mean periodic, slump-in-the-art-world, all-the-bands-suck, cinema-is-dead boring. I mean flatlining. No longer a significant cultural entity but a blank white screen of mere existence. I mean The-World’s-Largest-Gated-Community-with-a-few-cupcake-shops. For the first-time in our history, creative-young-people-will-no-longer want-to-come-here boring. Even, New-York-is-over boring. Or worse, New York is like everywhere else. Unremarkable. This is not some new phenomenon, but a cancer that’s been metastasizing on the city for decades now. Even worse, it’s not something that anyone wants, except the landlords, and not even all of them. What’s happening to New York now—what’s already happened to most of Manhattan, its core, and what is happening in every American city of means, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, you name it—is something that almost nobody wants, but everybody gets. As such, the current urban crisis exemplifies our wider crisis: an America where we believe that we no longer have any ability to control the systems we live under.