Uncontained: Urban Fiction in Postwar America

Uncontained: Urban Fiction in Postwar America

by Elizabeth A. Wheeler
     
 

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Between World War II and the middle 1960s, says Wheeler (English, U. of Oregon) containment was not just official US international policy, but also the lived experience of urban Americans and theme of their fiction. She examines how the sense of place changed drastically during the period, and draws analogies between the geographic containment of urban segregation and

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Between World War II and the middle 1960s, says Wheeler (English, U. of Oregon) containment was not just official US international policy, but also the lived experience of urban Americans and theme of their fiction. She examines how the sense of place changed drastically during the period, and draws analogies between the geographic containment of urban segregation and the emotional containment of repressed trauma. The lone, alienated, violent man is the primary figure that emerges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813529721
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.90(d)

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