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Sacred land : Sherwood Anderson, Midwestern modernism, and the sacramental vision of nature / Mark Buechsel.

Author/Creator:
Buechsel, Mark, 1976-
Publication:
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2014]
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xii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American literature -- Middle West -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Middle West -- Intellectual life.
Regionalism in literature.
Middle West -- In literature.
Protestantsm in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
Nature in literature.
Contents:
Introduction
An American Venus and virgin: the sacramental dynamic of the Midwestern land
Protestantism, literalism, and the sacramental body of the Midwest
Winesburg under the sway of "New Englanders' gods": Puritanism, industrialism, materialism, and the Midwestern fall
"The fields fell into the forms of women": sexual and gendered associations of the land in Horses and men
Laughing at "fake talk": the guttural silence of the Midwestern land in Dark laughter
Fleshly but beyond just flesh": the salvific sacramental meaning of the land in Poor white and Beyond desire
"I'm a good Catholic, but I could get along with caring for trees": nature and sacramental community in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and My Antonia
"A story of the West, after all": the sacramental and Midwestern pastoral subtext of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby
The return to "hard, natural things": from pastoral delusion to rock-bottom reality in Ruth Suckow's The folks
Sacramentalism in a postmodern farm novel: Ginny Smith's spiritual journey in Jane Smiley's A thousand acres
Epilogue.
Notes:
Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--Baylor University, 2006.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-366) and index.
ISBN:
9781606351567 (hardcover)
1606351567 (hardcover)
OCLC:
822229871