By Mark Seltzer
A unique exam of the body-machine complicated and its results at the glossy American cultural mind's eye, exploring quite a number realist and naturalist writings from Hawthorne and Henry James to scouting manuals and heavily produced tradition.
By Katherine Kearns
Robert Frost and a Poetics of urge for food reads Frost's poetry inside of a theoretical standpoint generated, yet no longer constrained through feminist research, and it evaluates Frost's continual feminizing of poetic language in ways in which he in general dramatizes as either erotic and humiliating. Kearns examines how Frost's twin and very likely conflicting obligations--to be manly and to be a poet--inform his whole poetics. The research unites psychobiographical and feminist techniques to create an adept and creative software of interpretation
By Elizabeth Jacobs
Providing an up to date severe point of view in addition to a cultural, political and ancient context, this publication is a wonderful advent to Mexican American literature, affording readers the key novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents clean and unique readings of significant works, and with its historiographic and cultural analyses, impressively grants key details to the reader.
By Joyce Carol Oates
Un quartier populaire d’une petite ville de l’État de manhattan dans les années 1950. Cinq lycéennes, pour survivre et se venger des humiliations qu’elles ont subies, concluent un pacte, à l. a. vie, à l. a. mort : elles seront le gang Foxfire. los angeles haine, et surtout celle des hommes, va les entraîner dans une impitoyable équipée sauvage.
«Qu’est-ce qui a donc poussé Laurent Cantet à tenter l’aventure d’un movie d’époque en s’attelant à l’adaptation d’un roman de Joyce Carol Oates situé dans l’Amérique des années cinquante ? [Il] fait sien le matériau de l. a. romancière américaine pour dérouler un nouveau récit d’apprentissage qui pose l. a. query ardente du passage du monde de l’enfance à celui des adultes.»
Vincent Thabourey, Positif, janvier 2013
By Michael Trask
Camp Sites considers key topics of postwar tradition, from the clash among functionality and authenticity to the increase of the meritocracy, during the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall homosexual existence. In so doing, it argues that our uncomplicated assumptions in regards to the social sort of the postwar milieu are deeply expert by way of yes presuppositions approximately gay adventure and id, and that those presuppositions stay stubbornly entrenched regardless of our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising.
By Ernest Suarez
"There's a true flowering, i feel, of southern poetry immediately, . . . assembling on the edges of everything." This commentary by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright displays upon the ongoing vibrancy and value of the southern poetic culture. even though the loss of life of James Dickey in 1997 left southern poetry and not using a recognizably dominant voice, an array of alternative shiny voices remain heard and well-known. Southbound: Interviews with Southern Poets presents certain dialogue of the paintings and craft of poetry via many writers who promise to maintain southern poetry important into the twenty-first century. starting with an interview with the past due literary huge James Dickey, Southbound collects the guidelines and insights of either recognized and emerging southern poets, together with Dave Smith, Charles Wright, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Rodney Jones. Suarez's guideline for carrying out and revising the interviews was once to enable the poets convey themselves as sincerely and completely as attainable. each one interview is eventually outlined via the poet's personal character and voice, but all discover related themes—the courting among approach and topic, the character of the southern canon and every poet's position in it, and the country of up to date poetry. As Dave Smith relates, "My experience of appreciation of what existence capacity or may perhaps suggest, no matter what i do know approximately lifestyles, stems from a feeling of position, a feeling of the ghostliness of meaning." it truly is this feeling of position and which means that Suarez permits every one poet to show in truth in his interviews. together with a short advent to every interview and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets for every poet, Southbound is an invaluable software for students and a springboard for informal readers. extra very important, this selection of interviews makes an important contribution to the culture of southern poetry and its so much well-liked voices.
By Ron Rash
Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling writer of Serena and The Cove, has been referred to as "a wonderful writer" (Richard rate) with a "reputation for writerly miracles" (Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times), and is been heralded as "one of our very most interesting novelists" (Richard Russo).
Now comes an particular eSingle that includes a never-before-published brief tale that exhibits the lyrical and masterful RonRash at his absolute best.
My Father Like a River transcends the haunting panorama of Rash's local south and explores the advanced, strong courting among father and relations, and the real experience of loss one reviews whereas unemployed—all instructed in bright, effective prose.
Also contains Ron's brief tale "The Trusty", which used to be initially released in The New Yorker.
By Jennifer Ho
This interdisciplinary research examines the subject of intake in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and consuming with ethnic id formation. utilizing 4 discrete modes of identification--historic satisfaction, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American young people problem and revise their cultural legacies and test with substitute ethnic affiliations via their relationships to meals.
By Paul Hurh
By Oscar Hijuelos
"Savor the mysterious strength of a master's pentimento." --Los Angeles Times
"It takes loads of nerve and talent to tug off anything as wealthy as Beautiful MarÍa of My Soul, yet pull it off Hijuelos does." --Cleveland simple Dealer
"I fell immediately in love with the fantastic soul of Beautiful María of My Soul. Hijuelos has created and taken to lifestyles loved characters, a heart-stealing heroine and Havana in the course of an epoch of fixing fate." --Amy Tan, bestselling writer of The pleasure success Club
In Beautiful María of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to the passionate story he all started two decades in the past in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
María is the nice Cuban attractiveness who stole musician Nestor Castillo's middle and broke it, inspiring him to put in writing the Mambo Kings' greatest hit, "Beautiful María of My Soul.'" Now in her sixties and residing as an exile in Miami, María continues to be a good looks, nonetheless able to turning heads. yet whereas she left Cuba many years in the past, she hasn't ever forgotten Nestor. As she thinks again to her days--and nights--in Havana, a wholly new viewpoint at the Mambo Kings tale unfolds. Beautiful María of My Soul is a beautiful act of reinvention, and one other modern vintage from a very gifted author.