Surviving the Crossing : (Im)migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella LarsenMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandLiterary Criticism and Cultural Theory: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2004Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (201 p.)ISBN: 9780203501399Subject(s): American literature - 20th century - History and criticism | Stein, GertrudeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Surviving the Crossing : (Im)migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella LarsenDDC classification: 813.52099287 | 813/.52093552 LOC classification: PS228PS228.E55 R33 2004ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedications; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: A Sense of Selves; 2. "The Peculiar Combination of Elements Long Familiar": Willa Cather; 3. "Fiction Was Another Way of Telling the Truth": Gertrude Stein; 4. "The Mixedness of Things": Nella Larsen; Conclusion: Other Countries, Other Romances ; Afterword: "A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven" ; Notes; Bibliography; Index
By examining the fiction of three women modernists--Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen--this book complicates binary paradigms of national, gender, and ethnic identities in the interwar period. In place of essentializing categories of identity, Jessica Rabin explores the liberating and dislocating ramifications of using multiple subject positions as a means of representing identity. While these three authors have been studied in non-intersecting categories (pioneer literature, high modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance, respectively), Jessica Rabin traces their similarities, showing how the dispersal of fixed identities are facilitated by the language of fiction.
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