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The Resource Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature, Paula Gallant Eckard

Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature, Paula Gallant Eckard

Label
Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature
Title
Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature
Statement of responsibility
Paula Gallant Eckard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"First published in 1937, Thomas Wolfe's The Lost Boy gives name to the theme of lost children that has permeated much of southern literature and provides a template for telling their stories. In Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature, which grew out of many years of teaching The Lost Boy and other works of southern literature, Paula Gallant Eckard uses Wolfe's novel as a starting point to trace thematic connections among contemporary southern novels that are comparably evocative in their treatment of lostness. Eckard explores six authors and their works: Fred Chappell's I Am One of You Forever, Mark Powell's Prodigals, Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster, Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, Bobbie Anne Mason's In Country, Robert Olmstead's Coal Black Horse, and Lee Smith's On Agate Hill. Though each novel is unique and a product of its own time period, all the novels explored here are cast against the backdrop of the South during eras of conflict and change. Like The Lost Boy, these novels reflect a sense of history, a sense of loss associated with that history, and an innate love of story and narrative, as well as representations of work that historically have defined the lives of individuals and families throughout the South. In its artistic treatment of lostness, The Lost Boy creates a significant literary legacy. As Eckard demonstrates, that legacy continues in the form of these six contemporary authors who, in writing about the South, perpetuate Wolfe's efforts as they also create or find the lost child in new ways" -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eckard, Paula Gallant
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.O337
LC item number
L734 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolfe, Thomas
  • Wolfe, Thomas
  • Missing children in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • American literature
  • Wolfe, Thomas
  • Wolfe, Thomas
  • American literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Missing children in literature
  • Southern States
  • Kind
  • Literatur
  • Roman
  • Trauma
  • Verlust
  • Verlust
  • Vermisstes Kind
  • USA
Label
Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature, Paula Gallant Eckard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 roots of lostness -- Thomas Wolfe and the legacy of The lost boy -- Storytelling as refuge: Fred Chappell's I am one of you forever -- Memory and obsession in Appalachia: Mark Powell's prodigals -- Survival in the New South: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons -- Crossing racial boundaries: Sue Monk Kidd's The secret life of bees -- Lost generations and war: In country by Bobbie Ann Mason -- Narrative and war: Robert Olmstead's Coal black horse -- Finding self among the ruins: On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
Control code
922220812
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781621902454
Lccn
2015037641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026316984
System control number
(OCoLC)922220812
Label
Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature, Paula Gallant Eckard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 roots of lostness -- Thomas Wolfe and the legacy of The lost boy -- Storytelling as refuge: Fred Chappell's I am one of you forever -- Memory and obsession in Appalachia: Mark Powell's prodigals -- Survival in the New South: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons -- Crossing racial boundaries: Sue Monk Kidd's The secret life of bees -- Lost generations and war: In country by Bobbie Ann Mason -- Narrative and war: Robert Olmstead's Coal black horse -- Finding self among the ruins: On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
Control code
922220812
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781621902454
Lccn
2015037641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026316984
System control number
(OCoLC)922220812

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