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The Resource The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles, [edited by] Kevin R. McNamara

The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles, [edited by] Kevin R. McNamara

Label
The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles
Title
The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Kevin R. McNamara
Title variation
Literature of Los Angeles
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Los Angeles has a tantalizing hold on the American imagination. Its self-magnifying myths encompass Hollywood glamour, Arcadian landscapes, and endless summer, but also the apocalyptic undertow of riots, environmental depredation, and natural disaster. This Companion traces the evolution of Los Angeles as the most public staging of the American Dream - and American nightmares. The expert contributors make exciting, innovative connections among the authors and texts inspired by the city, covering the early Spanish settlers, African American writers, the British and German expatriates of the 1930s and 1940s, Latino, and Asian LA literature. The genres discussed include crime novels, science fiction, Hollywood novels, literary responses to urban rebellion, the poetry scene, nature writing, and the most influential non-fiction accounts of the region. Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/979494
Index
index present
LC call number
PS285.L7
LC item number
C36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge companions to literature
Label
The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles, [edited by] Kevin R. McNamara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-196) and index
Contents
Introduction: Landmarks / Kevin R. McNamara -- The literature of the Californios / Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita -- The Anglo invention of Los Angeles / William Alexander McClung -- LA fiction through mid-century / David Wyatt -- British expatriates and German exiles in 1930s-1940s Los Angeles / Russell A. Berman -- Postwar Los Angeles : suburban Eden and the fall into history / Patrick O'Donnell -- Los Angeles in the African-American literary imagination / Charles Scruggs -- Pacific Rim city : Asian-American and Latino literature / James Kyung-Jin Lee -- The literature of urban rebellion / Julian Murphet -- City of sleuths / William Marling -- Los Angeles' science fiction futures / David Seed -- Hollywood fictions / Chip Rhodes -- The Southland on screen / Mark Shiel -- Scenes and movements in Southern California poetry / Bill Mohr -- Surf, sagebrush, and cement rivers : reimagining nature in Los Angeles / J. Scott Bryson -- Essaying Los Angeles / Eric Avila
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 211 p.
Isbn
9780521514705
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009050511
System control number
  • (OCoLC)466341275
  • ucoclc466341275
Label
The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles, [edited by] Kevin R. McNamara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-196) and index
Contents
Introduction: Landmarks / Kevin R. McNamara -- The literature of the Californios / Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita -- The Anglo invention of Los Angeles / William Alexander McClung -- LA fiction through mid-century / David Wyatt -- British expatriates and German exiles in 1930s-1940s Los Angeles / Russell A. Berman -- Postwar Los Angeles : suburban Eden and the fall into history / Patrick O'Donnell -- Los Angeles in the African-American literary imagination / Charles Scruggs -- Pacific Rim city : Asian-American and Latino literature / James Kyung-Jin Lee -- The literature of urban rebellion / Julian Murphet -- City of sleuths / William Marling -- Los Angeles' science fiction futures / David Seed -- Hollywood fictions / Chip Rhodes -- The Southland on screen / Mark Shiel -- Scenes and movements in Southern California poetry / Bill Mohr -- Surf, sagebrush, and cement rivers : reimagining nature in Los Angeles / J. Scott Bryson -- Essaying Los Angeles / Eric Avila
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 211 p.
Isbn
9780521514705
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009050511
System control number
  • (OCoLC)466341275
  • ucoclc466341275

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