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Children of the Raven and the Whale Visions and Revisions in American Literature / Caroline Chamberlin Hellman.

Author/Creator:
Hellman, Caroline Chamberlin, 1979- author.
Publication:
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019.
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2020
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (194 pages)
Subjects:
National characteristics, American, in literature.
American fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
Cultural pluralism in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intertextuality.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"This book examines ways in which contemporary ethnic American writers reimagine and revise nineteenth- and early twentieth-century texts central to the American literary canon"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
"A Walker in the City": Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn, and Walt Whitman's Cartographic Legacy
Literary Custom House: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth
Short Happy Palimpsest: Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
New York Unearthed: Excavating Washington Irving, Walt Whitman, and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin and Joseph O'Neill's Netherland
Black Boys and White Whales: Ta-Nehisi Coates's Conversations with Herman Melville, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8139-4361-2
OCLC:
1122695605
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