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The Resource Coming of age in contemporary American fiction, Kenneth Millard

Coming of age in contemporary American fiction, Kenneth Millard

Label
Coming of age in contemporary American fiction
Title
Coming of age in contemporary American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Millard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships and other social structures. This book considers a variety of different American cultures (in terms of race, class and gender) and a range of contemporary coming-of-age novels, so that aesthetic judgements about the fiction might be made in the context of the social history that fiction represents. A series of questions are asked: Does the coming-of-age moment in these novels coincide with an interpretation of the 'fall' of America? What kind of national commentary does it therefore facilitate? Is the Bildungsroman a quintessentially American genre? What can it usefully tell us about contemporary American culture? Although the focus is on the contemporary period, this is placed in the context of reference to earlier novels and criticism of the genre, as well as historical changes in the status of the family, and the adolescent within it. Key Features. Provides detailed interpretations of 12 key contemporary novels from authors including Purple America by Rick Moody, The Age of Consent by Geoffrey Wolff, The Virgin Suicides by Jefffrey Eugenides and Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Explains the importance of the coming-of-age genre to the broader American literature canon. Makes a significant intervention in contemporary debate about what is most valuable in recent American fiction
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Millard, Kenneth
Dewey number
813.5409354
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS374.B55
LC item number
M65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bildungsromans, American
  • American fiction
  • Roman d'éducation américain
  • Roman américain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Bildungsromans, American
  • Bildungsroman
  • USA
Label
Coming of age in contemporary American fiction, Kenneth Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Russell Banks, Rule of the bone -- Brady Udall, The miracle life of Edgar Mint -- Geoffrey Wolff, The age of consent -- Gish Jen, Mona in the promised land -- Jeffrey Eugenides, The virgin suicides -- Rick Moody, Purple America -- Scott Bradfield, The history of luminous motion -- Mark Richard, Fishboy -- Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping -- Josephine Humphreys, Rich in love -- Dorothy Allison, Bastard out of Carolina -- Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac nation
Control code
150493222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748621736
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780748621743
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk173d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)150493222
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Coming of age in contemporary American fiction, Kenneth Millard
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Russell Banks, Rule of the bone -- Brady Udall, The miracle life of Edgar Mint -- Geoffrey Wolff, The age of consent -- Gish Jen, Mona in the promised land -- Jeffrey Eugenides, The virgin suicides -- Rick Moody, Purple America -- Scott Bradfield, The history of luminous motion -- Mark Richard, Fishboy -- Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping -- Josephine Humphreys, Rich in love -- Dorothy Allison, Bastard out of Carolina -- Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac nation
Control code
150493222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748621736
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780748621743
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk173d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)150493222
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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