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Author : Elmore Leonard
ISBN : 9781780223667
Genre : Fiction
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A classic tale of the American west from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author. John Russell has been raised as an Apache. Now he's on his way to live as a white man. But when the stagecoach passengers learn who he is, they want nothing to do with him. That is, until outlaws ride down on them and they must rely on Russell's guns and his ability to lead them out of the desert. He can't ride with them, but they must walk with him or die...
Category: Fiction

Mexico In Its Novel

Author : John S. Brushwood
ISBN : 9780292771420
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mexico in Its Novel is a perceptive examination of the Mexican reality as revealed through the nation's novel. The author presents the Mexican novel as a cultural phenomenon: a manifestation of the impact of history upon the nation, an attempt by a people to come to grips with and understand what has happened and is happening to them. Written in a clear and graceful style, this study examines the life of the novel as a genre against the background of Mexican chronology. It begins with a survey of the mid-twentieth-century novel, the Mexican novel which came of age in the period following the 1947 publication of Agustín Yáñez's The Edge of the Storm. During this time the novel resolved some of its most complicated problems and, as a result, offered a wider and deeper view of reality. Having established this circumstance, John Brushwood goes back in time to the Conquest and then moves forward to the twentieth-century novel. Passing from the Colonial Period into the nineteenth century, the author recognizes the relationship between Romanticism and the desire for logical social behavior, and then views this relationship in the perspective of the Reform, an attempt to bring order out of chaos. The novel under the Díaz dictatorship is seen in three different phases, and the last Díaz chapter actually moves into the Revolution itself. The novel during the years of fighting is considered along with the first post-Revolutionary fiction. From that point the developing conflict within Mexican reality itself—a conflict between introversion and extroversion, nationalism and cosmopolitanism—reaches out to seek its solution in the novels of the first chapter.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chance And The Eighteenth Century Novel

Author : Jesse Molesworth
ISBN : 9780521191081
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of the relationship between realism, probability and chance in eighteenth-century fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Guide To The Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author : Raymond L. Williams
ISBN : 9780231501699
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Novels Of The Contemporary Extreme

Author : Alain-Philippe Durand
ISBN : 0826490883
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Charts a new international writing phenomenon - 'contemporary extreme literature'.
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The Ironic Apocalypse In The Novels Of Leopoldo Marechal

Author : Norman Cheadle
ISBN : 9781855660700
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fresh look at the Argentine novelist Marechal emphasises his subversive approach in his novels to the Peronist politics of his time.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dialogic Aspects Of The Cuban Novel Of The 1990s

Author : Ángela Dorado-Otero
ISBN : 9781855662711
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author analyses six novels of the "boom" in Cuban fiction of the 1990s that subvert homogenized views of Cuban identity.
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Get Dutch

Author : Paul Clarence Challen
ISBN : 9781550224221
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This first full-length biography of crime novelist Elmore "Dutch" Leonard in more than a decade includes in-depth interviews with Leonard himself, as well as academics who have studies Leonard and his place in the literary world. Photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography