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Michael Chabon's America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces (Contemporary American Literature)

Bob Batchelor, Jesse Kavadlo

Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
ISBN 10: 1442236043 / ISBN 13: 9781442236042
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Titolo: Michael Chabon's America: Magical Words, ...

Casa editrice: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. 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 scholars from five continents, revealing Chabon's deep global impact. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1442236043

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Riassunto: 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.

Providing a context for understanding the author?s work from cultural, historical, and stylistic perspectives, Michael Chabon?s America is a valuable study of a celebrated author whose work deserves close examination.

L'autore: Jesse Kavadlo is professor of English at Maryville University. He is president of the Don DeLillo Society and author of Don DeLillo: Balance at the Edge of Belief (2003).

Bob Batchelor is James Pedas Professor of Communication and executive director of the James Pedas Communication Center at Thiel College. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including John Updike: A Critical Biography (2013) and Gatsby: A Cultural History of the Great American Novel (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). He is founding editor of the Popular Culture Studies Journal and editor of the Contemporary American Literature series published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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