Academic Memoirs - Essays in Literary Criticism for American and British Literatures (Mellen Lives S. 17)
By: Patrick D. Morrow (author)Hardback
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In this work, sections examine British literature (from Romantic poetry and postmodernism to Doris Lessing), American literature (work on Hawthorne, Dos Passos, Frost, Bret Harte, and Catch-22), popular literature and culture, and South Pacific works.
Part 1 British literature: spotlights on British poetry from Romanticism to Postmodernism; prelude to space fiction - Doris Lessing's Martha quest novels. Part 2 American literature: a writer's workshop - Hawthorne's "The Great Carbuncle"; the Greek nexus in Robert Frost's "West Running Brook"; the dada world of "Manhattan Transfer"; Yossarian in Wonderland - bureaucracy, the Alice books and "Catch-22"; Bret Harte, popular fiction and the local colour movement. Part 3 Popular literature and culture: folklore in Richard Farina's "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"; the West as an idea in recent rock music; Bret Harte and the perils of pop poetry; those sick "Challenger" jokes. Part 4 South Pacific literature: taffy-haired brumbies - the two families on Patrick White's "Down at the Dump"; "Bluebeard" and "The Piano"; the secret message for dad in Katherine Mansfield's "The Woman at the Store"; dealing with multiple sclerosis - disabled but still teaching great books 101.
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