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Picturing IdentityContemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers and artists who employ a ... More

Fugitives, Smugglers, and ThievesPiracy and Personhood in American Literature

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ... More

The Mediating NationLate American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Nathaniel Cadle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

From the 1880s through 1920, the United States shifted from an identity of nativism and protectionism to one marked by an increasingly ambitious international outlook. By the early twentieth century, ... More

American NightThe Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Alan M. Wald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book, the final volume of a trilogy, brings the author's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and ... More

SouthscapesGeographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Thadious M. Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835210
eISBN:
9781469602554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869321_davis
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Drawing heavily from works of the era of post-civil rights modern and postmodern writers and poets from the South, this book approaches the experiences of segregation in the South in a radical ... More

Love's Whipping BoyViolence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Elizabeth Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Working to reconcile the Christian dictum to “love one's neighbor as oneself” with evidence of U.S. sociopolitical aggression, including slavery, corporal punishment of children, and Indian removal, ... More

American BardsWalt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Edward Whitley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Walt Whitman has long been regarded as the quintessential American bard, the poet who best represents all that is distinctive about life in the United States. Whitman himself encouraged this view, ... More

García MárquezThe Man and His Work

García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Gene H. Bell-Villada

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833513
eISBN:
9781469604473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Gabriel García Márquez is one of the most influential writers of our time, with a unique literary creativity rooted in the history of his native Colombia. This revised and expanded edition of a ... More

How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Susan Nance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the “East”—witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and ... More

What America ReadTaste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More

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