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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem

James Peacock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719082672
eISBN:
9781781706299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book takes as its starting point Lethem's characteristic collisions and mutations of genres – detective fiction and science fiction; road narrative and science fiction; coming-of-age stories on ... More

Making homeOrphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Making Home explores the orphan child as a trope in contemporary US fiction, arguing that in times of perceived national crisis concerns about American identity, family, and literary history are ... More

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