New Essays on The Awakening

New Essays on The Awakening

Wendy Martin, PH.D., Wendy Martin NEW ESSAYS ON THE AWAKENING.

Author: Wendy Martin, PH.D.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521314453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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When The Awakening was first published in 1899 it was an extraordinarily controversial book. One of the first American novels to concern itself with themes of adultery and divorce, it was widely attacked as 'vulgar' and 'unhealthy'. In her introduction to this collection, Wendy Martin discusses the historical background of the novel and analyses the heroine's evolution from a role of traditional femininity to one of autonomous individualism. The essays that follow explore other central themes of the novel, as well as locating Chopin in the tradition of American women novelists and discussing her status as a pre-modernist writer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on Winesburg Ohio

New Essays on Winesburg  Ohio

New Essays on The Awakening WENDY MARTIN When The Awakening was first published in 1899 it was an extraordinarily controversial book . One of the first American novels to concern itself with themes of adultery and divorce , it was ...

Author: John W. Crowley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052138723X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Sixty years after its first publication, Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio continues to stand as a "classic" of modernist American fiction. In original new essays by David H. Stouck, Marcia Jacobson, Clare E. Colquitt, and Thomas Yingling, Winesburg is reconsidered in the contexts of the expressionist movement, the American boy-book tradition, the work of Sarah Orne Jewett, and the rise of industrial capitalism. An introduction by John W. Crowley reviews the career of Sherwood Anderson and his assimilation into the literary canon.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rich and Strange

Rich and Strange

On connections to American realism and naturalism , see Warner Berthoff , The Ferment of Realism ( New York : Free Press ... Old Critics and New : The Treatment of Chopin's The Awakening , " in The Authority of Experience : Essays in ...

Author: Marianne DeKoven

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014965

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Like the products of the "sea-change" described in Ariel's song in The Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, which have until now been viewed as a repudiation of and an alternative to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne DeKoven argues powerfully to the contrary, maintaining that modernist form evolved precisely as a means of representing the terrifying appeal of movements such as socialism and feminism. Organized around pairs and groups of female-and male-signed texts, the book reveals the gender-inflected ambivalence of modernist writers. Male modernists, desiring utter change, nevertheless feared the loss of hegemony it might entail, while female modernists feared punishment for desiring such change. With water imagery as a focus throughout, DeKoven provides extensive new readings of canonical modernist texts and of works in the feminist and African-American canons not previously considered modernist. Building on insights of Luce Irigaray, Klaus Theweleit, and Jacques Derrida, she finds in modernism a paradigm of unresolved contradiction that enacts in the realm of form an alternative to patriarchal gender relations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Feminine No

The Feminine  No

Elaine Showalter , " Tradition and the Female Talent : The Awakening as a Solitary Book , " in New Essays on " The Awakening , " ed . Wendy Martin ( Cambridge , UK : Cambridge University Press , 1988 ) , 51 . 6. Ibid . , 51 . 7.

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791448746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Attempts to understand recent changes in the canon of American literature through the aid of psychoanalytic theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw

New Essays on  Daisy Miller  and  The Turn of the Screw

... Riverside Other books in the series : New Essays on The Scarlet Letter New Essays on The Great Gatsby New Essays ... a Lady New Essays on Light in August New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on Native ...

Author: Vivian R. Pollak

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521426812

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 182

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Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels and other important texts.
Categories: Literary Collections

New Essays on The House of Mirth

New Essays on  The House of Mirth

... Riverside Other books in the series : New Essays on My Ántonia New Essays on Seize the Day New Essays on The ... of a Lady New Essays on Light in August New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on Native ...

Author: Deborah Esch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521378338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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The House of Mirth captured the attention of a large portion of the reading public when it was published in a serial version for most of 1905 and then as a hardback in October of that year. Edith Wharton's story of Lily Bart topped the Am erican bestseller list for four months and sealed the author's reputation as one of the major English-language fiction writers of her generation. Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume makes distinctive new claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on The Country of the Pointed Firs

New Essays on The Country of the Pointed Firs

GENERAL EDITOR Emory Elliott University of California , Riverside Other Books in the Series : New Essays on The ... of a Lady New Essays on Light in August New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on Native Son ...

Author: June Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521426022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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This collection of essays rethinks Sarah Orne Jewett's contribution to American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on The Last of the Mohicans

New Essays on The Last of the Mohicans

... Riverside Other books in the series : New Essays on The Scarlet Letter New Essays on The Great Gatsby New Essays ... a Lady New Essays on Light in August New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on Native ...

Author: H. Daniel Peck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521377714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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This volume tracks critical responses to the The Last of the Mohicans from the time of its publication in 1826 to the present day.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye

... Also Rises New Essays on The American New Essays on Light in August New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on The Portrait of a Lady New Essays on Native Son New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath New Essays ...

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521377986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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Five essays focus on various aspects of the novel from its ideology within the context of the Cold War and portrait of a particular American subculture to its account of patterns of adolescent crisis and rich and complex narrative structure.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

... Also Rises New Essays on The American New Essays on Light in August New Essays on Invisible Man New Essays on The Awakening New Essays on The Portrait of a Lady New Essays on Native Son New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath New Essays ...

Author: Patrick O'Donnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521381635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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The Crying of Lot 49 is widely recognized as a significant contemporary work that frames the desire for meaning and the quest for knowledge within the social and political contexts of the '50s and '60s in America. In the introduction to this collection of original essays on Thomas Pynchon's important novel, Patrick O'Donnell discusses the background and critical reception of the novel. Further essays by five experts on contemporary literature examine the novel's "semiotic regime" or the way in which it organizes signs; the comparison of postmodernist Pynchon and the influential South American writer, Jorge Luis Borges; metaphor in the novel; the novel's narrative strategies; and the novel within the cultural contexts of American Puritanism and the Beat movement. Together, these essays provide an examination of the novel within its literary, historical, and scientific contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism