Road-Book America: Contemporary Culture and the New Picaresque

Road-Book America: Contemporary Culture and the New Picaresque

by Rowland A. Sherrill

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252025464
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: The Road Work of the New American Picaresque 1(10)
Part 1: The Literary Work of the New American Picaresque
The Picaresque Old and New: The Question of Continuity
11(23)
The Picaresque Borrowed and Blue: The Matter of Change
34(23)
The Picaro in Fiction, the Picaresque in Fact: Blurring Genres
57(26)
Part 2: The Social Work of the New American Picaresque
The Picaro's Recovery of the Sovereign Self: Road Cures
83(25)
The Picaro in Social Space: Stranger Still
108(32)
The Picaro in the Nick of Time: Virtues of the Margin
140(35)
Part 3: The Cultural Work of the New American Picaresque
Homo Viator, Homo Spectans: Slants on the Size of America
175(33)
Road Work: Detours into the Renewal of American Meanings
208(34)
Postmodern Religious Conditions and Picaresque Gifts
242(33)
Notes 275(66)
Index 341

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