Anne Tyler as Novelist

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John Halperin
This is a superb and timely tribute to the author to one of my favorite American novels, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Anne Tyler must be among our greatest living writers. It is good to see the critics catching up with work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877454878
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Early Years and Influences 1
2 The Early Novels: A Reconsideration 15
3 Tyler and Feminism 33
4 Manacles of Fear: Emotional Affliction in Tyler's Works 43
5 Breakdowns and Breakthroughs: The Hysterical Use of Language 50
6 Crepe Soles, Boots, and Fringed Shawls: Female Dress as Signals of Femininity 65
7 Functions of (Picturing) Memory 77
8 Marcel Proust, Involuntary Memory, and Tyler's Novels 86
9 Forgetting and Remembering: In Praise of Tyler's Older Women 99
10 Family Ways 115
11 Loosened Roots 120
12 Beauty and the Transformed Beast: Fairy Tales and Myths in Morgan's Passing 125
13 Everybody Speaks 138
14 Exploration of a Not-So-Accidental Novel 147
15 The Accidental Tourist and The Odyssey 155
16 Breathing Lessons: A Domestic Success Story 162
17 Tyler's Literary Reputation 175
Notes on the Contributors 197
Notes to the Text 201
Selected Bibliography 219
Index 223
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