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Author Hellman, Caroline Chamberlin, 1979- author.

Title Children of the raven and the whale : visions and revisions in American literature / Caroline Chamberlin Hellman.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- "A Walker in the City": Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn, and Walt Whitman's Cartographic Legacy -- Literary Custom House: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth -- Short Happy Palimpsest: Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -- New York Unearthed: Excavating Washington Irving, Walt Whitman, and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin and Joseph O'Neill's Netherland -- Black Boys and White Whales: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Conversations with Herman Melville, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin -- Conclusion.
Summary "This book examines ways in which contemporary ethnic American writers reimagine and revise nineteenth- and early twentieth-century texts central to the American literary canon"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Cultural pluralism in literature.
American fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Hellman, Caroline Chamberlin, 1979- Children of the raven and the whale. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019 9780813943596 (DLC) 2019039077
ISBN 9780813943619 (electronic book)
0813943612 (electronic book)
9780813943596 (hardcover)
9780813943602 (paperback)