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American Romances - 09 edition

American Romances (ISBN10: 0872864987; ISBN13: 9780872864986)
ISBN13: 978-0872864986
ISBN10: 0872864987

Summary: This collection of mordant, poignant, and playful essays shows Rebecca Brown at the height of her imaginative and intuitive powers. A wry, incisive social and literary critique is couched in a gonzo mix of pop culture, autobiography, fiction, literary history, misremembered movie plots, and fantasy that plays with the notion of what it is to be ''American.'' Fantastical connections and unlikely meetings span the course of America's cultural history in a manic remix, featuring appeara
nces by Brian Wilson, Gertrude Stein, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Invisible Man, the Abligensian Crusade, John Wayne, Felix Mendelssohn, JFK, Shane, and God.Rebecca Brown 's books include: The Gifts of the Body , The Last Time I Saw You , The Haunted House , Terrible Girls , and The End of Youth .
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Summary: This collection of mordant, poignant, and playful essays shows Rebecca Brown at the height of her imaginative and intuitive powers. A wry, incisive social and literary critique is couched in a gonzo mix of pop culture, autobiography, fiction, literary history, misremembered movie plots, and fantasy that plays with the notion of what it is to be ''American.'' Fantastical connections and unlikely meetings span the course of America's cultural history in a manic remix, featuring appearances by Brian Wilson, Gertrude Stein, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Invisible Man, the Abligensian Crusade, John Wayne, Felix Mendelssohn, JFK, Shane, and God.Rebecca Brown 's books include: The Gifts of the Body , The Last Time I Saw You , The Haunted House , Terrible Girls , and The End of Youth . ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: City Lights Books
Published: 06/01/2009
International: No



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