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Author Buell, Lawrence
Title The Dream of the Great American Novel
Imprint Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2014
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part One. The Unkillable Dream -- 1. Birth, Heyday, and Seeming Decline -- 2. Reborn from the Critical Ashes -- Part Two. Script One: Made Classic by Retelling -- 3. The Reluctant Master Text: The Making and Remakings of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter -- Part Three. Script Two: Aspiration in America -- Introduction. American Dreamers in Context -- 4. "Success" Stories from Franklin to the Dawn of Modernism -- 5. Belated Ascendancy: Fitzgerald to Faulkner, Dreiser to Wright and Bellow -- 6. Up-From Narrative in Hyphenated America: Ellison, Roth, and Beyond -- Part Four. Script Three: Romancing the Divides -- Introduction. Shifting Ratios, Dangerous Proximities -- 7. Uncle Tom's Cabin and Its Aftermaths -- 8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Its Others -- 9. Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, and Literary Interracialism North and South -- 10. Morrison's Beloved as Culmination and Augury -- Part Five. Script Four: Improbable Communities -- Introduction. Fatalisms of the Multitude -- 11. Moby-Dick: From Oblivion to Great American Novel -- 12. The Great American Novel of Twentieth-Century Breakdown: Dos Passos's U.S.A.-or Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath? -- 13. Late Twentieth-Century Maximalism: Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow-and Its Rainbow -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Buell, Lawrence The Dream of the Great American Novel Cambridge : Harvard University Press,c2014 9780674051157
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.;American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.;National characteristics, American, in literature.;Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
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