Beth Henley: A Casebook

Beth Henley: A Casebook

by Julia A. Fesmire (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138870543
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Julia A. Fesmire is Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee University. She focuses on contemporary literature and women's studies

Table of Contents

General Editor's Noteix
Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxxi
Chapter 1"Dancing on The Edge of a Cliff": Images of The Grotesque in The Plays of Beth Henley1
Chapter 2Lessons From The Past: Loss and Redemption in The Early Plays of Beth Henley32
Chapter 3Moving Beyond Mississippi: Beth Henley and The Anxieties of Postsouthernness42
Chapter 4The Lucky Spot as Immanent Critique64
Chapter 5Abundance or Excess? Beth Henley's Postmodern Romance of The True West88
Chapter 6Existential Despair and The Modern Neurosis: Beth Henley's Crimes of The Heart105
Chapter 7Southern Firecrackers and "Real Bad Days": Film Adaptations of Beth Henley's Crimes of The Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest128
Bibliography154
List of Contributors169
Index171

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