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Author Thoene, Marcel, author.

Title Toward diversity and emancipation : (re- )narrating space in the contemporary American novel / Marcel Thoene.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (335 pages).
Series Transcript lettre
Lettre (Transcript (Firm))
Note Originally presented as the author's doctoral thesis--Universität Bielefeld, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Introduction: Contemporary American (Literary) Studies, the Spatial Turn and Narrativity -- 2. Key Tropes of Space in U.S.-American Cultural History -- 3. Literary Tradition: Space in Earlier Periods of U.S.-American Literature -- 4. Re-Thinking Narrative Theory for Contemporary Literature -- 5. Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections -- 6. Toni Morrison's African American History Trilogy -- 7. Luis Alberto Urrea: Into the Beautiful North -- 8. Sherman Alexie: Reservation Blues -- 9. Conclusion.
Summary "This book focuses on the pivotal role which space and spatiality assume in plot and narrative discourse of contemporary U.S.-American literary narratives. Embarking from a new, spatialized approach to cultural history and particularly narrative theory that might also prove useful for neighboring philologies, Marcel Thoene hypothesizes that the canon of novels selected represents a dialectic of simultaneous affirmation and subversion of the American space myth. This results in an integrative and emancipatory function of space reflecting the current dynamic toward a more transcultural, diverse and conflictive post-national U.S.-American society"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Space in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Thoene, Marcel. Toward diversity and emancipation. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016] 9783837635089 (OCoLC)961820059
ISBN 9783839435083 (pdf)
3839435080 (pdf)
9783837635089 (paperback)
3837635082 (paperback)