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A certain slant of light : regionalism and the form of southern and midwestern fiction, David Marion Holman ; with an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr

Label
A certain slant of light : regionalism and the form of southern and midwestern fiction
Title
A certain slant of light
Title remainder
regionalism and the form of southern and midwestern fiction
Statement of responsibility
David Marion Holman ; with an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In A Certain Slant of Light, David Marion Holman examines two prolific regional American literatures - those of the South and the Midwest - from about 1832 to 1925. By focusing on the role history played in the imaginations of selected writers of that period, he seeks to answer a perennial question: What is "midwestern" about midwestern literature, and what is "southern" about southern literature? At least until 1910, Holman says, the fiction of the two regions was characterized by two very different modes - romance in the South and social realism in the Midwest. For the southerner, the past was the plantation, the aristocrat, and the Civil War. Even in writing about the present, the southern writer, Holman maintains, had to confront, directly or indirectly, the ghosts of the past - ghosts that could be exorcised, vilified, or romanticized, but never ignored
  • For the midwestern writer, the past was the pioneer and the settling of the frontier - a past of promise unfulfilled and unattained. The midwestern myth at once glorified the common man as the promise of America and deplored him as venal and narrow-minded. By 1925 modernism had become a major force in American letters, providing the next generation of writers - perhaps best represented by Hemingway in the Midwest and Faulkner in the South - with new ways of confronting old ideologies, and these writers synthesized many of the premises of romance and realism
Cataloging source
DLC
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Holman, David Marion
Dewey number
813/.009/975
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.H653 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Regionalism
  • Regionalism in literature
  • Regionalism
  • Southern States
  • Middle West
  • Southern States
  • Middle West
Label
A certain slant of light : regionalism and the form of southern and midwestern fiction, David Marion Holman ; with an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-130) and index
Contents
Introduction: David Marion Holman, 1951-1988 / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- 1. Why Regionalism? -- 2. Regionalism and Romance: Cooper, Hawthorne, and Simms -- 3. O Brave New World! The Rise of Midwestern Realism -- 4. A History Reinterpreted, a Past Discovered: Ellen Glasgow and Willa Cather -- 5. A Narrowing Distance, a Widening Gyre: Region and Modernism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 p.
Isbn
9780807118702
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
95038271
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u946116-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJJ-9193
  • 03273
  • (OCoLC)33009839
Label
A certain slant of light : regionalism and the form of southern and midwestern fiction, David Marion Holman ; with an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-130) and index
Contents
Introduction: David Marion Holman, 1951-1988 / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- 1. Why Regionalism? -- 2. Regionalism and Romance: Cooper, Hawthorne, and Simms -- 3. O Brave New World! The Rise of Midwestern Realism -- 4. A History Reinterpreted, a Past Discovered: Ellen Glasgow and Willa Cather -- 5. A Narrowing Distance, a Widening Gyre: Region and Modernism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 p.
Isbn
9780807118702
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
95038271
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u946116-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJJ-9193
  • 03273
  • (OCoLC)33009839

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