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The Public Burning

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ISBN : 9780802135278
Pages : 534 pages
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Download The Public Burning in PDF by Robert Coover Full Book and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vice-President Richard Nixon - the voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime - is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate. All of these and thousands more converge in Times Square for the carnivalesque auto-da-fe at which the Rosenbergs are put to death.


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A voice from the fire: a sermon occasioned by the public burning of the Bible at Kingstown, by the Redemptorist Fathers, on the 5th of November, 1855

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Download A voice from the fire: a sermon occasioned by the public burning of the Bible at Kingstown, by the Redemptorist Fathers, on the 5th of November, 1855 in PDF by Robert WALLACE (Wesleyan Methodist Minister at Kingstown.) Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1855 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Art of Excess

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ISBN : 9780252061028
Pages : 245 pages
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Download The Art of Excess in PDF by Tom LeClair Full Book and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Art of Excess' combines intensive literary scholarship and wide-ranging multidisciplinary though to restore the meaning of criticism - evaluation - to the study of recent American fiction.


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Uncivil Rites

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ISBN : 9780252065804
Pages : 250 pages
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Fiction in the Quantum Universe

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ISBN : 0807864889
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Fiction in the Quantum Universe in PDF by Susan Strehle Full Book and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000-11-09 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this outstanding book Susan Strehle argues that a new fiction has developed from the influence of modern physics. She calls this new fiction actualism, and within that framework she offers a critical analysis of major novels by Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, William Gaddis, John Barth, Margaret Atwood, and Donald Barthelme. According to Strehle, the actualists balance attention to questions of art with an engaged meditation on the external, actual world. While these actualist novels diverge markedly from realistic practice, Strehle claims that they do so in order to reflect more acutely what we now understand as real. Reality is no longer "realistic"; in the new physical or quantum universe, reality is discontinuous, energetic, relative, statistical, subjectively seen, and uncertainly known -- all terms taken from new physics. Actualist fiction is characterized by incompletions, indeterminacy, and "open" endings unsatisfying to the readerly wish for fulfilled promises and completed patterns. Gravity's Rainbow, for example, ends not with a period but with a dash. Strehle argues that such innovations in narrative reflect on twentieth-century history, politics, science, and discourse.


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The Cruft of Fiction

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ISBN : 0803299621
Pages : 318 pages
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Download The Cruft of Fiction in PDF by David Letzler Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-06 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--City University of New York, 2014.


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Understanding Robert Coover

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ISBN : 9781570034824
Pages : 301 pages
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Download Understanding Robert Coover in PDF by Brian Evenson Full Book and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text takes on the work of Robert Coover, a major figure of postmodern metafiction. In an analysis of Coover's short stories and novels, it demonstrates how Coover writes in several different modes that cross over into one another.


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The Underside of Politics

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ISBN : 0823254356
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Underside of Politics in PDF by Sorin Radu Cucu Full Book and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2013-06-21 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that during the Cold War modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality—freedom in the West versus social justice in the East—and by a culture of secrecy that tied national identity to national security. Examining post- 1945 American and Eastern European interpretive novels in dialogue with each other and with postfoundational democratic theory, The Underside of Politics brings to light the ideas, forces, and circumstances that shattered modernity’s promises (such as secularization, autonomy, and rights) on both sides of the Iron Curtain. In this context, literary fictions by Kundera and Roth, Popescu and Coover, Kiš and DeLillo become global as they reveal the trials of popular sovereignty in the “fog of the Cold War” and trace the elements around which its world discourse or global picture is constructed: the atom bomb, Stalinist show trials, anticommunist propaganda, totalitarian terror, secret military operations, and political targeting.


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Transnationalism in Practice

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474468489
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Transnationalism in Practice in PDF by Paul Giles Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transnationalism in Practice brings together fourteen essays written by Paul Giles between 1994 and 2009 on the subjects of American studies, literature and religion. In an introduction written especially for the collection, Giles traces the evolution of critical transnationalism as it developed through the 1980s and 1990s. The volume includes "e;Reconstructing American Studies"e; (1994), one of the first articles to address the field from a transnational perspective, along with other pieces on methodological and practical issues surrounding the internationalization of American studies. The essays on American literature contain work on Theodore Dreiser, Henry James and the critic F. O. Matthiessen, along with a new study of Jamaica Kincaid in relation to postcolonialism. The section on religion traces the circulation of secularized forms of Catholicism in U.S. culture, from nineteenth-century slave narratives to the musical performances of Bruce Springsteen. Transnationalism in Practice ranges widely, from the culture of colonial America to the novels of Robert Coover and Kathy Acker, while also encompassing a broad range of interdisciplinary topics, from the presidency of George W. Bush to the role of religion in American society. This book will be of interest to all of those concerned with the place of U.S. culture in the world today.


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Metafiction

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317893875
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Metafiction in PDF by Mark Currie Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing with styles and forms, resulting from an enhanced self-consciousness and awareness of the elusiveness of meaning and the limitations of the realist form. Dr Currie's volume examines first the two components of metafiction, with practical illustrations from the work of such writers as Derrida and Foucault. A final section then provides the view of metafiction as seen by metafictional writers themselves.


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A Rhetoric of the Unreal

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521225618
Pages : 448 pages
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Download A Rhetoric of the Unreal in PDF by Christine Brooke-Rose Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1981-10-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1981 book is a study of wide range of fiction, from short stories to tales of horror, from fairy-tales and romances to science fiction, to which the rather loose term 'fantastic' has been applied. Cutting across this wide field, Professor Brooke-Rose examines in a clear and precise way the essential differences between these types of narrative against the background of realistic fiction. In doing so, she employs many of the methods of modern literary theory from Russian formalism to structuralism, while at the same time bringing to these approaches a sharp critical intuition and sound common sense of her own. The range of texts considered is broad: from Poe and James to Tolkien; from Flann O'Brien to the American postmodernism. This book should prove a source of stimulation to all teachers and students of modern literary theory and genre, as well as those interested in 'fantastic' literature.


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Rewriting

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9780791451076
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Rewriting in PDF by Christian Moraru Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-09-27 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the tendency of post-World War II writers to rewrite earlier narratives by Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, and others.


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American Constitutional Law

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ISBN : 9780742526877
Pages : 1095 pages
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Download American Constitutional Law in PDF by Donald P. Kommers Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2004 with total page 1095 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed for an undergraduate course in US constitutional law, the casebook takes a liberal arts approach, tracing constitutional doctrine and policy back to their foundation in social, moral, and political theory, and prompting students to engage the great questions of political life addressed by the Constitution and its interpretation. Opinions of the US Supreme Court constitute the core of the documents. The first edition was published in 1998; the second adds and updates topics. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).


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The Covert Sphere

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 0801465478
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The Covert Sphere in PDF by Timothy Melley Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In December 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 24. According to an embassy spokesperson, Eagle Four was part of a strategy aimed at transforming public suspicion of security forces into something like awed respect. Why would a wartime government spend valuable resources on a melodrama of covert operations? The answer, according to Timothy Melley, is not simply that fiction has real political effects but that, since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and a transformation of democracy. In The Covert Sphere, Melley links this cultural shift to the birth of the national security state in 1947. As the United States developed a vast infrastructure of clandestine organizations, it shielded policy from the public sphere and gave rise to a new cultural imaginary, "the covert sphere." One of the surprising consequences of state secrecy is that citizens must rely substantially on fiction to "know," or imagine, their nation’s foreign policy. The potent combination of institutional secrecy and public fascination with the secret work of the state was instrumental in fostering the culture of suspicion and uncertainty that has plagued American society ever since—and, Melley argues, that would eventually find its fullest expression in postmodernism. The Covert Sphere traces these consequences from the Korean War through the War on Terror, examining how a regime of psychological operations and covert action has made the conflation of reality and fiction a central feature of both U.S. foreign policy and American culture. Melley interweaves Cold War history with political theory and original readings of films, television dramas, and popular entertainments—from The Manchurian Candidate through 24—as well as influential writing by Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, E. L. Doctorow, Michael Herr, Denis Johnson, Norman Mailer, Tim O’Brien, and many others.


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Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After

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ISBN : 1403970033
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After in PDF by M. Cornis-Pope Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting undertakes a systematic study of postmodernism's responses to the polarized ideologies of the postwar period that have held cultures hostage to a confrontation between rival ideologies abroad and a clash between champions of uniformity and disruptive others at home. Considering a broad range of narrative projects and approaches (from polysystemic fiction to surfiction, postmodern feminism, and multicultural/postcolonial fiction), this book highlights their solutions to ontological division (real vs. imaginary, wordly and other-worldly), sociocultural oppositions (of race, class, gender) and narratological dualities (imitation vs. invention, realism vs. formalism). A thorough rereading of the best experimental work published in the US since the mid-1960s reveals the fact that innovative fiction has been from the beginning concerned with redefining the relationship between history and fiction, narrative and cultural articulation. Stepping back from traditional polarizations, innovative novelists have tried to envision an alternative history of irreducible particularities, excluded middles, and creative intercrossings.


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Mightier Than the Sword

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Pages : 120 pages
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American Humor

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ISBN : 9780195364675
Pages : 184 pages
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Download American Humor in PDF by Arthur Power Dudden Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1987-04-30 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The paramount question answered in this absorbing collection of essays is: What's so funny about American humor, and why? What are American humor's characteristics? How have they evolved and displayed themselves? Which characteristics are distinctively, or even uniquely, American? Originally appearing as an issue of the American Quarterly, these essays take a close look at American humor from revolutionary times to the present day, and particularly focus on the neglected trends of the past fifty years. Looking at American comic figures as diverse--and even surprising--as Mark Twain and Richard Nixon, at various vehicles for American humor such as comic strips, radio and television, movies, and standup comedians, and at different genres of humor including political, ethnic, and feminist humor, this book brings a lively new perspective to the study of American culture.