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The Resource Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang

Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang

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Understanding Ron Rash
Title
Understanding Ron Rash
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John Lang
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eng
Summary
"In this first book-length study of Ron Rash's fiction and poetry, John Lang explores the nature and scope of Rash's achievements, introducing readers to the major themes and stylistic features of his work as well as the literary and cultural influences that shaped it. After a brief survey of Rash's life and career, Lang traces Rash's development through his fourteen books of poetry and fiction published through 2013. Beginning with Rash's first three collections of short fiction, Lang analyzes the author's literary style and techniques as well as Rash's richly detailed settings and characters drawn from the mountain South, primarily western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Then, in an assessment of Rash's four volumes of poetry, Lang investigates their thematic and linguistic grounding in Appalachia and emphasizes their universal appeal, lyrical grace, and narrative efficiency. Moving to the early novels One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight, Lang traces Rash's evolving narrative skills, intricate plotting, and the means by which he creates historical and philosophical resonance. Then Lang examines how vivid characters, striking use of dramatic techniques, and wide range of allusions combine in Rash's best-known book, which is also his most accomplished novel to date, Serena. After a study of Rash's most recent novel, The Cove, Lang returns to Rash's latest work in short fiction: his Frank O'Connor Award-winning Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay, both of which demonstrate his wide-ranging subject matter and characters as well as his incisive portraits of both contemporary Appalachian life and the region's history. An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary materials by and about Rash concludes the book"--
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1947-
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Lang, John
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
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  • Rash, Ron
  • Rash, Ron
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Ron Rash -- The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth, Casualties, and Chemistry -- Eureka Mill, Among the Believers, Raising the Dead, and Waking -- One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight -- Serena and The Cove -- Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay
Control code
878502426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611174113
Lccn
2014007288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878502426
Label
Understanding Ron Rash, John Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Ron Rash -- The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth, Casualties, and Chemistry -- Eureka Mill, Among the Believers, Raising the Dead, and Waking -- One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight -- Serena and The Cove -- Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay
Control code
878502426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611174113
Lccn
2014007288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878502426

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