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Author Bourassa, Alan.

Title Deleuze and American literature : affect and virtuality in Faulkner, Wharton, Ellison, and McCarthy / Alan Bourassa
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 210 pages)
Contents Literature, character and the human -- Wharton's aesthetics and the ethics of affect -- Invisible man: affect, history, race -- Cormac McCarthy and the event of the human -- The moral singularity: Hardy's Tess of the D'urbervilles and McCarthy's Blood meridian -- Absalom, absalom! time and the virtual -- Riders of the virtual sage: Zane Grey, Cormac McCarthy and the transformation of the popular Western -- Conclusion: the ethic of the nonhuman
Summary Bourassa demonstrates what happens when the set of concepts developed by Deleuze come into contact with the complex and philosophically problematic worlds of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Characters and characteristics in literature.
Human beings in literature.
Humanity in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230100635 (electronic bk.)
9780230100633 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)