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Aggressive FictionsReading the Contemporary American Novel

Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Kathryn Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

A frequent complaint against contemporary American fiction is that too often it puts off readers in ways they find difficult to fathom. Books such as Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, Katherine ... More

Bureau of Missing PersonsWriting the Secret Lives of Fathers

Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Roger J. Porter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

There has been a noticeable and surprising number of memoirs recently published by adult children whose fathers have led secret lives. Some of the fathers had second families; some had secret ... More

The Covert SphereSecrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Timothy Melley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four—a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series ... More

If God Meant to InterfereAmerican Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Christopher Douglas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The rise of the Christian Right took many writers and literary critics by surprise, trained as we were to think that religions waned as societies became modern. This book shows that American writers ... More

Nobody's BusinessTwenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Brian M. Reed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451577
eISBN:
9780801469589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Since the turn of the new millennium English-language verse has entered a new historical phase, but explanations vary as to what has actually happened and why. What might constitute a viable ... More

Race, Rights, and RecognitionJewish American Literature since 1969

Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Laura E. Free

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of ... More

Welcome to the SuckNarrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Stacey Peebles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. This book examines the growing body of contemporary war ... More

The Worlds of Langston HughesModernism and Translation in the Americas

The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Vera M. Kutzinski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific translator, editor, and marketer. Translations of his own writings traveled even more widely than he did, earning him adulation ... More

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