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ISBN: 0807130621Издательство: Louisiana State University Press
Год издания: 2005
Book DescriptionRegionalism often evokes provinciality and an affiliation with minor literary genres, but Robert Jackson shows that region is an integral part of American identity, providing grounding for major independent voices. Jackson offers a new critical model of region that contributes to literary and cultural study across a wide range of topics. He addresses American literature since the Civil War with particular attention to Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Toni Morrison. Inadvancing their own diverse aesthetic and social agendas?reactionary and progressive, theological and secular, gender-based, race-based, and above all, dissident?these writers, Jackson argues, articulate some of the most perceptive and innovative expressions of the American region in the literary history of the United States. According to Jackson, the region transcends both rigidly defined spatial categories?the South of slavery, the North of freedom, the West of...