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作者 Cologne-Brookes, Gavin, 1961-
書名 Dark eyes on America : the novels of Joyce Carol Oates / Gavin Cologne-Brookes
出版項 Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2005
國際標準書號 0807129852 (hbk. : c2005)
9780807129852 (hbk. : c2005)
9780807135303 (pbk. : c2009)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  813.54 Oa8zCo 2009    在架上  -  30500101477670
說明 xii, 282 p. ; 24 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-272) and index
Mirrors and windows -- Abstraction into action -- Rewriting the novel -- Look back time -- Dark eyes on America
"In this comprehensive and accessible study, Gavin Cologne-Brookes traces in Joyce Carol Oates's novels evidence of an evolving consciousness that ultimately forgoes abstract introspection and the philosophical pursuit of certainty in favor of a more practical approach to art as a tool for understanding personal and social problems and possibilities." "Drawing on the intellectual tradition of American Pragmatism, Cologne-Brookes emphasizes the social value of Oates's later work in particular. He shows how Oates's willingness to enter the minds of a vast array of protagonists points to her belief in the possibility of understanding diverse American realities. At the same time, her work recognizes an often mutually incomprehensible diversity as the actual state of affairs in American society." "Cologne-Brookes undertook extensive research for his study, including interviewing and corresponding with Oates."--Jacket
Lib. has: Paperback edition, 2009. EAS
主題 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation
National characteristics, American, in literature
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