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Deadly dwelling in Manhattan, New York. Three recent american novels - Anamaria Schwab-Frincu

Deadly dwelling in Manhattan, New York. Three recent american novels - Anamaria Schwab-Frincu
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ISBN: 9786062402631
Anul publicării: 2019
Pagini: 180
Categoria: Proza diversa
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Anamaria Schwab’s volume Deadly Dwelling in Manhattan, New York: Three Recent American Novels takes into account three novels written by two important contemporary American authors: E. L. Doctorow (The Waterworks and Homer and Langley) and Steven Millhauser (Martin Dressler). The novels belong to the genre of Neo-Victorian Gothic, in a recently re-imagined nineteenth century in fiction. Schwab’s discussion of the novels builds
upon the recent approach to fiction that takes into account not only the literary but equally the geographical, the historical, the social and the philosophical. The book brings an original contribution to the contemporary field of city studies. It provides a more nuanced understanding of a complex type of city configuration such as Manhattan and of the criticism that fiction levels at it. The volume’s originality stems, specifically, from its focus
on domestic rather than public space, which it sees in a double context: that of an excessive material culture, typical of late Victorian times, and that of dense, overcrowded Manhattan. In addition, Schwab’s book tackles issues of power and violence as embedded in the very urban structure of Manhattan. Deadly Dwelling in Manhattan, New York: Three Recent American Novels will prove a useful research tool to both scholars of the anthropology of
space and place, and students of American fiction and New York. 

From Table of Contents:
• The Recent Theoretical Focus on Space and The City
• Literary and Cultural Theory After 1970 in America: A Hermeneutics of Suspicion
• Excess in Manhattan: E. L. Doctorow’s The Waterworks
• The (Lost) Paradise of Dressler's Hotels in Steven Millhauser’s Martin Dressler
• E. L. Doctorow’s Homer and Langley: Consumer Culture and Deadly Dwelling in Manhattan
• Manhattan as The (Non)Locus of The Self

Anamaria SCHWAB-FRINCU is an independent researcher affiliated with the Faculty for Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bucharest. Her doctorate at the University of Bucharest as well as the numerous academic articles published in Romania and abroad reflect her interest in American Studies. Her work focuses on American and English literature and cultural studies. She has taken part in numerous conferences and workshops in Romania and in Europe. She is a member of the Romanian Association for American Studies, the European Association for American Studies, and the English Society for the Study of English.


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