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JFK.

By: Uellenberg, Klaus A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Frankfurt : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2013Description: 1 online resource (131 p.).ISBN: 9783653033144.Subject(s): American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Collective memory in literature | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- In literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: JFK: Profile in LiteratureDDC classification: 810.9/355 | 810.9355 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction; Dallas; Washington; Boston; Excursion; The Profile; Beyond Narrative; Notes; Bibliography
Summary: When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man''s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. (John F. Kennedy, Amherst, Mass., October 26, 1963) A wide range of literary works dealing with John F. Kennedy have been published over the past five decades since his death in Dallas in 1963. This book is a critical examination of this significant body of American literature. Included are narratives by such diverse authors as Don DeLillo, John Updike, Richard Brautigan, William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Anton Myrer, Wright Morris, Vance Bourjaily, and William Manchester, as well as plays by Barbara Garson and Wendy MacLeod and poetry by Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, John Berryman, and Lou Reed. The results converge to reveal a composite profile of Kennedy in American literature, offering new perspectives of the man he was to the nation and providing insights into the unique role he plays in America''s collective memory. Accompanying the analysis is a fresh and imaginative review of a pivotal time in American political and cultural history that still resonates in countless ways.
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Cover; Contents; Introduction; Dallas; Washington; Boston; Excursion; The Profile; Beyond Narrative; Notes; Bibliography

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man''s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. (John F. Kennedy, Amherst, Mass., October 26, 1963) A wide range of literary works dealing with John F. Kennedy have been published over the past five decades since his death in Dallas in 1963. This book is a critical examination of this significant body of American literature. Included are narratives by such diverse authors as Don DeLillo, John Updike, Richard Brautigan, William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Anton Myrer, Wright Morris, Vance Bourjaily, and William Manchester, as well as plays by Barbara Garson and Wendy MacLeod and poetry by Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, John Berryman, and Lou Reed. The results converge to reveal a composite profile of Kennedy in American literature, offering new perspectives of the man he was to the nation and providing insights into the unique role he plays in America''s collective memory. Accompanying the analysis is a fresh and imaginative review of a pivotal time in American political and cultural history that still resonates in countless ways.

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Klaus A. Uellenberg received degrees from the University of Rochester, N.Y., where he also held his first teaching position, and from the University of Cologne. He taught at the University of Bochum and subsequently joined the faculty of the University of D#65533;sseldorf where he has conducted research and lectured in Presidential Studies and American Studies since 1998.

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