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Author Lee, A. Robert, 1941-

Title Gothic to multicultural : idioms of imagining in American literary fiction / A. Robert Lee.

Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (543 pages).
Series Costerus. New series ; 178
Costerus ; new ser., v. 178.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: Pathways, Bearings; 1. A Darkness Visible: Gothic and the Case of Charles Brockden Brown; 1. Making History, Making Fiction: Cooper's The Spy; 3. Impudent and Ingenious Fiction: Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket; 4. Like a Dream Behind Me: Hawthorne's "The Custom-House" and The Scarlet Letter; 5. The Mirrors of Biography, the Mirrors of Fiction: Henry James' Hawthorne; 6. Moby-Dick as Anatomy; 7. Voices Off, On, and Beyond: Ventriloquy in The Confidence-Man; 8. Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage: The Novella as Moving Box.
Summary Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction, twenty-three essays each carefully revised from the past four decades, explores both range and individual register. The collection opens with considerations of gothic as light and dark in Charles Brockden Brown, war and peace in Cooper's The Spy, Antarctica as world-genesis in Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, the link of "The Custom House" and main text in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, reflexive codings in Melville's Moby-Dick and The Confidence-Man, Henry James' Hawthorne as self-mirroring biography, an.
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Subject American fiction -- Criticism, Textual.
American fiction -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- History and criticism.
Books and reading -- United States.
Criticism -- United States.
Novelists, American -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Lee, A. Robert, 1941- Gothic to multicultural. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2009 9042024992 9789042024991 (OCoLC)298659432
ISBN 9781441603500 (electronic bk.)
1441603506 (electronic bk.)
9042024992 (Cloth)
9789042024991 (Cloth)