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Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists

Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists

by Michael Lackey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623568252
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/27/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Lackey is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the author of The Modernist God State: A Literary Study of the Nazis' Christian Reich (2012), and African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Faith, which won the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title in 2008. He is also the editor of The Haverford Discussions: A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice (2013).

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Rise of the American Biographical Novel, Michael Lackey
1. Julia Alvarez: Fixed Facts and Creative Freedom in the Biographical Novel
2. Russell Banks: The Truth Contract in the Biographical Novel
3. Madison Smartt Bell: Big Revolutionary Bangs in the Biographical Novel
4. M. Allen Cunningham: Building the Imaginative Record with the Biographical Novel
5. Michael Cunningham: The Biographical Novel and the Complexity of Postmodern Interiors
6. Anita Diamant: Imagining a Matrilineal History in the Biographical Novel
7. Bruce Duffy: In the Fog of the Biographical Novel's History
8. Ron Hansen: Sensualizing and Contextualizing Historical ‘Truth' in the Biographical Novel
9. Sherry Jones: The Art of Claiming Power in the Biographical Novel
10. Rebecca Kanner: Feminist Naming in the Biographical Novel
11. Kate Moses: Re-Composing a Life in the Biographical Novel
12. Joyce Carol Oates: Enhanced Symbolic Interiors in the Biographical Novel
13. Lance Olsen: The Biographical Novel's Practice of Not-Knowing
14. Jay Parini: Reflections on Biographical Fiction
15. Joanna Scott: The Masking Art of the Biographical Novel
16. Edmund White: Gay Interiors and the Biographical Novel


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