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American MythologiesEssays on Contemporary Literature

American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

William Blazek and Michael K. Glenday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312540
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In its more than three decades of existence, the discipline of American studies has been reliably unreliable, its boundaries and assumptions forever shifting as it continuously repositions itself to ... More

Cinematic FictionsThe Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

David Seed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines American cinematic classics and also looks at some lesser-known figures such as Karl Van Vechten and Tom Kromer. The phrase cinematic fiction has now been generally accepted into ... More

Fascist DirectiveEzra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism

Catherine E. Paul

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781942954057
eISBN:
9781781384053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1938, American poet Ezra Pound published Guide to Kulchur, a book so radically different from his earlier writing that readers might not have believed that it was written by the same firebrand ... More

Melville's Intervisionary NetworkBalzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

John Haydock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The romances of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor, are usually examined from some setting almost exclusively American. European or other planetary contexts are subordinated ... More

Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

William Blazek and Laura Rattray (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bringing together established Fitzgerald scholars from the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America, this collection offers eleven readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1934 novel, Tender is the Night. ... More

Vietnam and BeyondTim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

Stefania Ciocia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318207
eISBN:
9781846317767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317767
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a study of Tim O'Brien, one of the most thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam War generation. It breaks away from previous readings of O'Brien's development as a trauma artist and an ... More

The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

Aliki Varvogli

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236870
eISBN:
9781846314469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314469
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book offers an analysis of Paul Auster's fiction. It explores the rich literary and cultural sources that Auster taps into in order to create compelling stories that investigate the nature of ... More

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