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Dangerous pilgrimages : transatlantic mythologies and the novel, Malcolm Bradbury

Label
Dangerous pilgrimages : transatlantic mythologies and the novel
Title
Dangerous pilgrimages
Title remainder
transatlantic mythologies and the novel
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Bradbury
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since before Plato, the Old World has been inventing and refining its views and images of the New. And since explorers first called it into being, the New World has been looking back to the Old, borrowing its traditions to write new rules and distil truths that came to be self-evident. Within this cultural exchange between America and Europe, there has been what Malcolm Bradbury calls the "flourishing traffic in fancy, fantasy, dream and myth." And if there has always been a gap between image and reality, it has widened into rare entertainment - above all in the novel, a form that flourished as a result of the great transatlantic encounter
  • Malcolm Bradbury, who has been writing about various aspects of American and British literature for more than three decades, tracks this long-lived relationship and the accompanying myths with expert zest and enthusiasm. It is an exhilarating journey - from Chateaubriand's primeval America, crisscrossing the Atlantic to Henry James (who invented Paris) and Edith Wharton's focus on the American in Europe, to the European tours of America in the tradition of Evelyn Waugh (who invented postmodern L.A.) and Malcolm Lowry, to the contemporary "frequent flyer" novelists for whom both continents represents a kind of hyper-reality
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradbury, Malcolm
Dewey number
809.3/915
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.E85
LC item number
B73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Europe
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • English fiction
  • Europeans
  • Americans
  • United States
  • Travel in literature
  • Myth in literature
Label
Dangerous pilgrimages : transatlantic mythologies and the novel, Malcolm Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The primeval fields of nature : Chateaubriand, Cooper and the transatlantic novel -- Storied associations : Washington Irving goes to Europe -- Blowing up the 'Merrikins : Charles Dickens and the regeneration of man -- The rogue and the detectives : Hawthorne, Melville and the European ruins -- The lighted stage : Twain, James and the European shrine -- Christmas at Brede : American realities, European romance -- Dentists at home : Gertrude Stein, D.H. Lawrence and the modern century -- A generation lost and found : Hemingway, Fitzgerald and the Paris of the Twenties -- Down and out in Paris and Mexico : Miller, Lowry and the low dishonest decade -- Life among the ruins : Wilson, Waugh and the great Pax Americana -- Frequent flyers : Transatlantic fictions today
Control code
ocm34191373
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 514 pages
Isbn
9780670866250
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96004920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 998911
  • (Sirsi) o34191373
  • (OCoLC)34191373
Label
Dangerous pilgrimages : transatlantic mythologies and the novel, Malcolm Bradbury
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The primeval fields of nature : Chateaubriand, Cooper and the transatlantic novel -- Storied associations : Washington Irving goes to Europe -- Blowing up the 'Merrikins : Charles Dickens and the regeneration of man -- The rogue and the detectives : Hawthorne, Melville and the European ruins -- The lighted stage : Twain, James and the European shrine -- Christmas at Brede : American realities, European romance -- Dentists at home : Gertrude Stein, D.H. Lawrence and the modern century -- A generation lost and found : Hemingway, Fitzgerald and the Paris of the Twenties -- Down and out in Paris and Mexico : Miller, Lowry and the low dishonest decade -- Life among the ruins : Wilson, Waugh and the great Pax Americana -- Frequent flyers : Transatlantic fictions today
Control code
ocm34191373
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 514 pages
Isbn
9780670866250
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96004920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 998911
  • (Sirsi) o34191373
  • (OCoLC)34191373

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