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The center of the world : regional writing and the puzzles of place-time, June Howard

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The center of the world : regional writing and the puzzles of place-time
Title
The center of the world
Title remainder
regional writing and the puzzles of place-time
Statement of responsibility
June Howard
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Language
eng
Summary
Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on the fiction of the United States and considers the place of the genre in world literature. Regionalism is usually understood to be a literature bound to the local, but this study explores how regional writing shapes ways of imagining not only the neighborhood or the province, but also the nation, and ultimately the world. Its key premise is that thinking about place always entails imagining time. It analyzes how concepts crystallize across disciplines and in everyday discourse and proposes ways of revising American literary history and close readings of particular authors' work. It demonstrates, for example, the importance of the figure of the school-teacher and the one-room schoolhouse in local color and subsequent place-focused writing. Such representations embody the contested relation in modernity between localities and the knowledge they produce, and books that carry metropolitan and cosmopolitan learning. The volume discusses fiction from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including works by Sui Sin Far/Edith Eaton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ernest Gaines, Wendell Berry, and Ursula LeGuin as well as romance novels and regional mysteries
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YDX
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Howard, June,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in American literary history
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  • Regionalism in literature
  • Communities in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • American literature
  • Communities in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Regionalism in literature
  • United States
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The center of the world : regional writing and the puzzles of place-time, June Howard
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044553272
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780198821397
Lccn
2018939594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1044553272
Label
The center of the world : regional writing and the puzzles of place-time, June Howard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044553272
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780198821397
Lccn
2018939594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color);
System control number
(OCoLC)1044553272

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