New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama

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This work reveals the myths of New York and the various, often paradoxical ways that authors have portrayed New York City. Part One examines New York from the perspectives of authors of a New York aristocracy (e.g. Henry James and Edith Wharton), immigrants (e.g. Mario Puzo), African Americans (e.g. Ralph Ellison), and Jews (e.g. Daniel Fuchs). Part Two studies variations and themes of New York mythology in the works of Stephen Crane, Tom Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Theodore Dreiser, among others. Part Three covers New ...

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New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama
2007, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786430710

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