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The Resource Michael Chabon''s America : Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces

Michael Chabon''s America : Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces

Label
Michael Chabon''s America : Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
Title
Michael Chabon''s America
Title remainder
Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Michael Chabon's America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces is the first comprehensive scholarly collection analyzing the work of acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. At its core, the book demonstrates how Chabon uses a broad range of styles and genres, including detective and comic book fiction and essays and other works of nonfiction, to get at the heart of defining the American experience. As a result, Michael Chabon's America provides context and exploration for understanding the author's work from cultural, historical, and stylistic perspectives by schola
  • "Author Michael Chabon is acutely attuned to life in contemporary America, providing insight into the history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in novels such as The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), Wonder Boys (1995), and Telegraph Avenue (2012). The Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Chabon follows in the footsteps of past stylists, writing across multiple genres that include young-adult literature, essays, and screenplays. Despite his broad success, however, Chabon's work has not been adequately examined from a critical perspective. Michael Chabon's America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces is the first scholarly collection of essays analyzing the work of the acclaimed author. This book demonstrates how Chabon uses a broad range of styles and genres, including detective and comic book fiction, to define the American experience. These essays assess and analyze Chabon's complete oeuvre, demonstrating his deep connection to the contemporary world and his place as a literary force."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kavadlo, Jesse
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553 .H15 Z75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Batchelor, Bob
Series statement
Contemporary American Literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chabon, Michael
  • Chabon, Michael
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Michael Chabon''s America : Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Bob Batchelor and Jesse Kavadlo -- Real Maps of Imaginary Worlds; or, Michael Chabon, Shadowtail / Jesse Kavadlo -- Chronicling Popular Culture -- The Dudes Abide: Examining Clinton/Era Identity in Wonder Boys and The Big Lebowski / Bob Batchelor -- Quentin Tarantino and the Paradox of Popular Culture in Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue / John Joseph Hess -- Driving Away: Muscle Cars, Loss, and Unrequited Travels with Chabon / Charli Valdez -- "Guess Who I am Now": On Communication and Childhood in Michael Chabon's 'Lost World' Stories / Mike Witcombe -- Chabon's Mysteries: Comics and Genre -- Comix Remix, or, The Strange Case of Mr. Chabon / Stephen Hock -- "An American Golem:" The Necessity of Myth in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay / Seth Johnson -- The Chatter of an African Gray Parrot: The Final Solution as Postmodern Detective Fiction / Marjorie Worthington -- Genre for Justice: The Final Solution and The Yiddish Policemen's Union as Reflections of Golden Age Detective Fiction Texts / Monica Lott -- Ethnicity, Gender, and Masculinity in Chabon's Oeuvre -- Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road and the Rejection of Communal Identity as Heroic Quest / Eric Sandberg -- Solving the Jewish Case: Metaphorical Detection in Michael Chabon's The Final Solution and The Yiddish Policemen's Union / Inbar Kaminsky -- Not Growing Old but Growing Up: Appropriate Masculine Identity in Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys / Alex Hobbs -- Queer Masculinities in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Manhood for Amateurs / Josef Benson -- Chabon's American Expression -- Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys and Therapeutic Creativity / David McKay Powell -- American Prowess Deconstructed: Michael Chabon and the Merger of Naturalism and Fantasy / Jake Sudderth -- "Hope Unfulfilled, Not Yet Betrayed": Michael Chabon's Nostalgia for the Future / Matt Kavanagh
Control code
890072019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442236059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10924307
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a674c1d-0129-4126-93fc-30af04ea6e33
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890072019
Label
Michael Chabon''s America : Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Bob Batchelor and Jesse Kavadlo -- Real Maps of Imaginary Worlds; or, Michael Chabon, Shadowtail / Jesse Kavadlo -- Chronicling Popular Culture -- The Dudes Abide: Examining Clinton/Era Identity in Wonder Boys and The Big Lebowski / Bob Batchelor -- Quentin Tarantino and the Paradox of Popular Culture in Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue / John Joseph Hess -- Driving Away: Muscle Cars, Loss, and Unrequited Travels with Chabon / Charli Valdez -- "Guess Who I am Now": On Communication and Childhood in Michael Chabon's 'Lost World' Stories / Mike Witcombe -- Chabon's Mysteries: Comics and Genre -- Comix Remix, or, The Strange Case of Mr. Chabon / Stephen Hock -- "An American Golem:" The Necessity of Myth in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay / Seth Johnson -- The Chatter of an African Gray Parrot: The Final Solution as Postmodern Detective Fiction / Marjorie Worthington -- Genre for Justice: The Final Solution and The Yiddish Policemen's Union as Reflections of Golden Age Detective Fiction Texts / Monica Lott -- Ethnicity, Gender, and Masculinity in Chabon's Oeuvre -- Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road and the Rejection of Communal Identity as Heroic Quest / Eric Sandberg -- Solving the Jewish Case: Metaphorical Detection in Michael Chabon's The Final Solution and The Yiddish Policemen's Union / Inbar Kaminsky -- Not Growing Old but Growing Up: Appropriate Masculine Identity in Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys / Alex Hobbs -- Queer Masculinities in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Manhood for Amateurs / Josef Benson -- Chabon's American Expression -- Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys and Therapeutic Creativity / David McKay Powell -- American Prowess Deconstructed: Michael Chabon and the Merger of Naturalism and Fantasy / Jake Sudderth -- "Hope Unfulfilled, Not Yet Betrayed": Michael Chabon's Nostalgia for the Future / Matt Kavanagh
Control code
890072019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442236059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10924307
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0a674c1d-0129-4126-93fc-30af04ea6e33
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890072019

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