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Nobody's Home: Speech, Self, and Place in American Fiction from Hawthorne to Delillo / Edition 1
     

Nobody's Home: Speech, Self, and Place in American Fiction from Hawthorne to Delillo / Edition 1

by Arnold Weinstein, Weinstein
 

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ISBN-10: 019508022X

ISBN-13: 9780195080223

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Focuses on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture -- individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life -- Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career of the American self over the past one hundred fifty years in major works by authors as Herman Melville and Mark Twain to contemporary authors such as Toni Morrison and Robert

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Focuses on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture -- individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life -- Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career of the American self over the past one hundred fifty years in major works by authors as Herman Melville and Mark Twain to contemporary authors such as Toni Morrison and Robert Coover.

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ISBN-13:
9780195080223
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.97(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Self-Making and Freedom of Speech3
IOutcasts Of The Universe
1.Hawthorne's "Wakefield" and the Art of Self-Possession13
2.Melville: Knowing Bartleby27
IIMasters And Slaves
3.Stowe: Ghosting in Uncle Tom's Cabin47
4.Twain: The Twinning Principle in Puddn'head Wilson65
IIIThe Village Modernists
5.Anderson: The Play of Winesburg, Ohio91
6.Flannery O'Connor and the Art of Displacement108
IVThe American Modernists And Freedom Of Speech
7.Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby: Fiction as Greatness131
8.Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: The Voice from the Coffin148
9.Faulkner: Fusion and Confusion in Light in August170
10.Hemingway's Garden of Eden: The Final Combat Zone189
VThe American Postmodernists And Freedom Of Speech
11.John Hawkes, Skin Trader213
12.Robert Coover: Fiction as Fission235
13.Dis-Membering and Re-Membering in Toni Morrison's Beloved265
14.Don DeLillo: Rendering the Words of the Tribe288
Conclusion317
Notes321
Index343

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