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Strangers at home : American ethnic modernism between the World Wars, Rita Keresztesi

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Strangers at home : American ethnic modernism between the World Wars
Title
Strangers at home
Title remainder
American ethnic modernism between the World Wars
Statement of responsibility
Rita Keresztesi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Strangers at Home reframes the way we conceive of the modernist literature that appeared in the period between the two world wars. This work shows that a body of texts written by ethnic writers during this period poses a challenge to conventional notions of America and American modernism. By engaging with modernist literary studies from the perspectives of minority discourse, postcolonial studies, and postmodern theory, Rita Keresztesi questions the validity of modernism's claim to the neutrality of culture. She argues that literary modernism grew out of a prejudiced, racially biased, and often xenophobic historical context that necessitated a politically conservative and narrow definition of modernism in America. With the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural makeup of the nation during the interwar era, literary modernism also changed its form and content." "Contesting traditional notions of literary modernism, Keresztesi examines American modernism from an ethnic perspective in the works of Harlem Renaissance, immigrant, and Native American writers. She discusses such authors as Countee Cullen, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Anzia Yezierska, Henry Roth, Josephina Niggli, Mourning Dove, D'Arcy McNickle, and John Joseph Mathews, among others. Strangers at Home makes a persuasive argument for expanding our understanding of the writers themselves as well as the concept of modernism as it is currently defined."--BOOK JACKET
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Keresztesi, Rita
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.M63
LC item number
K46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • African Americans
  • Ethnic groups in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
Label
Strangers at home : American ethnic modernism between the World Wars, Rita Keresztesi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-218) and index
Contents
  • Josephina Niggli
  • Romantic modernism, modernist realism
  • Mourning Dove
  • D'Arcy McNickle
  • John Joseph Mathews
  • Ellison's Invisible man
  • A prologue to ethnic modernism : Melville's confidence man
  • Harlem renaissance Masquerades
  • Countee Cullen
  • Nella Larsen
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Modernism with an accent
  • Anzia Yezierska
  • Henry Roth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780803227675
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003713
System control number
  • 2467231-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2467231
  • (Sirsi) o57695075
  • (OCoLC)57695075
Label
Strangers at home : American ethnic modernism between the World Wars, Rita Keresztesi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-218) and index
Contents
  • Josephina Niggli
  • Romantic modernism, modernist realism
  • Mourning Dove
  • D'Arcy McNickle
  • John Joseph Mathews
  • Ellison's Invisible man
  • A prologue to ethnic modernism : Melville's confidence man
  • Harlem renaissance Masquerades
  • Countee Cullen
  • Nella Larsen
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Modernism with an accent
  • Anzia Yezierska
  • Henry Roth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780803227675
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003713
System control number
  • 2467231-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2467231
  • (Sirsi) o57695075
  • (OCoLC)57695075

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