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The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of Los Angeles


Author : Kevin R. McNamara
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-05-06


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Los Angeles has a tantalizing hold on the American imagination. Its self-magnifying myths encompass Hollywood glamour, Arcadian landscapes, and endless summer, but also the apocalyptic undertow of riots, environmental depredation, and natural disaster. This Companion traces the evolution of Los Angeles as the most public staging of the American Dream - and American nightmares. The expert contributors make exciting, innovative connections among the authors and texts inspired by the city, covering the early Spanish settlers, African American writers, the British and German expatriates of the 1930s and 1940s, Latino, and Asian LA literature. The genres discussed include crime novels, science fiction, Hollywood novels, literary responses to urban rebellion, the poetry scene, nature writing, and the most influential non-fiction accounts of the region. Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature.

The Cambridge Companion To The City In Literature


Author : Kevin R. McNamara
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2014-10-06


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This Companion offers readers an accessible survey of the historical and symbolic relationships between literature and the city.

The Cambridge Companion To The Latin American Novel


Author : Efraín Kristal
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2005-05-26


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A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America.

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of New York


Author : Cyrus R. K. Patell
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-03-11


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New York holds a special place in America's national mythology as both the gateway to the USA and as a diverse, vibrant cultural center distinct from the rest of the nation. From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the expansion of the city in the nineteenth century, to its unique appeal to artists and writers in the twentieth, New York has given its writers a unique perspective on American culture. This Companion explores the range of writing and performance in the city, celebrating Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, Eugene O'Neill, and Allen Ginsberg among a host of authors who have contributed to the city's rich literary and cultural history. Illustrated and featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is the ideal guide for students of American literature as well as for all who love New York and its writers.

The Cambridge Companion To Transnational American Literature


Author : Yogita Goyal
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-02-28


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This book provides a new map of American literature in the global era, analyzing the multiple meanings of transnationalism.

The Cambridge Companion To Mario Vargas Llosa


Author : Efrain Kristal
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2012


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Analyses Vargas Llosa's career as a writer and as an important cultural and political figure in Latin America and beyond.

Imagining Los Angeles


Author : David M. Fine
language : en
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release Date : 2004


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The literary image of Los Angeles has evolved since the 1880s from promotional literature that hyped the region as a New Eden to contemporary visions of the city as a perplexing, sometimes corrupt, even apocalyptic place that reflects all that is wrong with America. In"Imagining Los Angeles," the first literary history of the city in more than fifty years, critic David Fine traces the history and mood of the place through the work of writers as diverse as Helen Hunt Jackson, Mary Austin, Norman Mailer, Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Carolyn See, and many others. His lively and engaging text focuses on the way these writers saw Los Angeles and used the image of the city as an element in their work, and on how that image has changed as the city itself became ever larger, more complex, and more socially and ethnically diverse. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the literature and changing image of Southern California."