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Author Weinstein, Arnold.

Title Nobody's Home : Speech, Self, and Place in American Fiction from Hawthorne to DeLillo
Published Cary : Oxford University Press, 1993
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Contents Introduction: Self-Making and Freedom of Speech; I: OUTCASTS OF THE UNIVERSE; 1. Hawthorne's ""Wakefield"" and the Art of Self-Possession; 2. Melville: Knowing Bartleby; II: MASTERS AND SLAVES; 3. Stowe: Ghosting in Uncle Tom's Cabin; 4. Twain: The Twinning Principle in Puddn'head Wilson; III: THE VILLAGE MODERNISTS; 5. Anderson: The Play of Winesburg, Ohio; 6. Flannery O'Connor and the Art of Displacement; IV: THE AMERICAN MODERNISTS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH; 7. Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby: Fiction as Greatness; 8. Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: The Voice from the Coffin
9. Faulkner: Fusion and Confusion in Light in August10. Hemingway's Garden of Eden: The Final Combat Zone; V: THE AMERICAN POSTMODERNISTS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH; 11. John Hawkes, Skin Trader; 12. Robert Coover: Fiction as Fission; 13. Dis-Membering and Re-Membering in Toni Morrison's Beloved; 14. Don DeLillo: Rendering the Words of the Tribe; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Nobody's Home is a bold view of the American novel from its beginnings to the contemporary scene. Focusing on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture--individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life--Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career ofthe American self in some of the major works of the past one hundred fifty years. Weinstein contends that American writers are haunted by the twin specters of the self as a mirage, as Nobody, and by the brutal forces of culture and ideology that deny selfhood to people on the basis of money, sex, and color o
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ISBN 0195344820