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The Resource Road-book America : contemporary culture and the new picaresque, Rowland A. Sherrill

Road-book America : contemporary culture and the new picaresque, Rowland A. Sherrill

Label
Road-book America : contemporary culture and the new picaresque
Title
Road-book America
Title remainder
contemporary culture and the new picaresque
Statement of responsibility
Rowland A. Sherrill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Road-Book America discloses how the old picaresque tradition, embodied in such novels as Henry Fielding's Tom Jones and Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, opens to include a number of new American texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that decisively share the characterizing form. Sherrill's discussion encompasses hundreds of American narratives published in the past four decades, including such examples of the genre as William Least Heat Moon's Blue Highways, John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, James Leo Herlihy's Midnight Cowboy, Bill Moyers's Listening to America, and E. L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate. Sketching the socially marginal, ingenuous, traveling characters common to both old and new versions, Sherrill shows how the "new American picaresque" transforms the satirical aims of the original into an effort to map and catalog the immensity and variety of America."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherrill, Rowland A
Dewey number
810.9/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P47
LC item number
S54 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Picaresque literature, American
  • American prose literature
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Travelers
  • Travel writing
  • Travelers in literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travelers
  • United States
Label
Road-book America : contemporary culture and the new picaresque, Rowland A. Sherrill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-340) 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
  • The Picaro in Fiction, the Picaresque in Fact: Blurring Genres
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Social Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 4.
  • The Picaro's Recovery of the Sovereign Self: Road Cures.
  • 5.
  • The Picaro in Social Space: Stranger Still.
  • 6.
  • The Picaro in the Nick of Time: Virtues of the Margin
  • Pt. 3.
  • Introduction: The Road Work of the New American Picaresque
  • The Cultural Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 7.
  • Homo Viator, Homo Spectans: Slants on the Size of America.
  • 8.
  • Road Work: Detours into the Renewal of American Meanings
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Literary Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 1.
  • The Picaresque Old and New: The Question of Continuity.
  • 2.
  • The Picaresque Borrowed and Blue: The Matter of Change.
  • 3.
Control code
42296884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 352 pages
Isbn
9780252025464
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Road-book America : contemporary culture and the new picaresque, Rowland A. Sherrill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-340) 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
  • The Picaro in Fiction, the Picaresque in Fact: Blurring Genres
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Social Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 4.
  • The Picaro's Recovery of the Sovereign Self: Road Cures.
  • 5.
  • The Picaro in Social Space: Stranger Still.
  • 6.
  • The Picaro in the Nick of Time: Virtues of the Margin
  • Pt. 3.
  • Introduction: The Road Work of the New American Picaresque
  • The Cultural Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 7.
  • Homo Viator, Homo Spectans: Slants on the Size of America.
  • 8.
  • Road Work: Detours into the Renewal of American Meanings
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Literary Work of the New American Picaresque.
  • 1.
  • The Picaresque Old and New: The Question of Continuity.
  • 2.
  • The Picaresque Borrowed and Blue: The Matter of Change.
  • 3.
Control code
42296884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 352 pages
Isbn
9780252025464
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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