Adolescence, America, And Postwar Fiction: Developing Figures by R. MclennanAdolescence, America, And Postwar Fiction: Developing Figures by R. Mclennan

Adolescence, America, And Postwar Fiction: Developing Figures

byR. Mclennan

Hardcover | November 27, 2008

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Arguing that metaphor and the figurative are central to constructions and narrations of adolescence in America, this book uses a wide array of fictional and critical work, including texts by important authors such as Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Eugenides, to provide original and provocative new readings of adolescence.
RACHAEL MCLENNAN is holder of a PhD in American Literature, awarded by the University of Glasgow.
Title:Adolescence, America, And Postwar Fiction: Developing FiguresFormat:HardcoverDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230205518

ISBN - 13:9780230205512


Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Can You Feel It Yet?': Notes Towards a Poetics of Adolescence in American Literature Unpacking 'Something Dark': Narrating Southern Female Adolescence in Jill McCorkle's The Cheer Leader and Ferris Beach , Josephine Humphreys's Rich in Love , Sylvia Wilkinson's Bone of My Bones , and Thulani Davis's 1959 The Fly, the Earthworm, the Bottle and the Bell Jar: Female Adolescents as Philosophers and Revolutionaries in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar , Joyce Carol Oates's I'll Take You There , Toni Cade Bambara's 'Sweet Town' and Alice Hoffman's Property Of 'So, to recap': Signifying Adolescence in Danzy Senna's Caucasia and Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex Conclusion: To recap, again Bibliography Index