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The Resource American dream, American nightmare : fiction since 1960, Kathryn Hume

American dream, American nightmare : fiction since 1960, Kathryn Hume

Label
American dream, American nightmare : fiction since 1960
Title
American dream, American nightmare
Title remainder
fiction since 1960
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Hume
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kathryn Hume explores how estrangement from America has shaped the fiction of a literary generation, which she calls the Generation of the Lost Dream." "In breaking down the divisions among standard categories of race, religion, ethnicity, and gender, Hume identifies shared core concerns, values, and techniques among seemingly disparate and unconnected writers including T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ralph Ellison, Russell Banks, Gloria Naylor, Tim O'Brien, Maxine Hong Kingston, Walker Percy, N. Scott Momaday, John Updike, Toni Morrison, William Kennedy, Julia Alvarez, Thomas Pynchon, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Don DeLillo." "Hume explores fictional treatments of the slippage in the immigrant experience between America's promise and its reality. She exposes the political link between contemporary stories of lost innocence and liberalism's inadequacies. She also invites us to look at the literary challenge to scientific materialism in various searches for a spiritual dimension in life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hume, Kathryn
Dewey number
813/.5409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.F24
LC item number
H86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Failure (Psychology) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Disappointment in literature
  • Economics in literature
  • Success in literature
Label
American dream, American nightmare : fiction since 1960, Kathryn Hume
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Fragility of Democracy
  • 6.
  • Demonic Visions
  • 7.
  • Liberating the Land of Freedom
  • 8.
  • Small Is Beautiful
  • 9.
  • The Failure of the Dream in Fiction
  • 1.
  • The Shocks of Transplantation
  • 2.
  • Mythical Innocence
  • 3.
  • Yearning for Lost Civilization
  • 4.
  • Seeking Spiritual Reality
Control code
42463273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780252025563
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
American dream, American nightmare : fiction since 1960, Kathryn Hume
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Fragility of Democracy
  • 6.
  • Demonic Visions
  • 7.
  • Liberating the Land of Freedom
  • 8.
  • Small Is Beautiful
  • 9.
  • The Failure of the Dream in Fiction
  • 1.
  • The Shocks of Transplantation
  • 2.
  • Mythical Innocence
  • 3.
  • Yearning for Lost Civilization
  • 4.
  • Seeking Spiritual Reality
Control code
42463273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780252025563
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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