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The Resource Walking Shadows : Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era

Walking Shadows : Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era

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Walking Shadows : Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era
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Walking Shadows
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Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era
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Walking Shadows focuses on the American fantastic and the American grotesque, attempting in this manner for the first time to establish an overview of and a theoretical approach to two literary modes that have often been regarded as essential to an understanding of the American cultural canon
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Walking Shadows : Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era
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Walking Shadows : Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era
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Walking Shadows: Reflections on the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque from Washington Irving to the Postmodern Era -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- In the Realm of Theory -- Introduction: Theorizing the American Fantastic and the American Grotesque -- Chapter 1: Todorov, Bakhtin, and Other Theorists -- Nineteenth-century Phantasmagorias -- Chapter 2: Rip Van Winkle's Fall into History: Framing Washington Irving's Tale -- Chapter 3: Wrestling with God in the Devil's Territories: Hawthorne and the Fantastic -- Chapter 4: The Crowing of the Cock: Melville's Fantastic Turn in "Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!" -- Chapter 5: Convoluted Spaces: The Carnivalesque-Grotesque in Edgar Allan Poe's "King Pest" -- Chapter 6: The Apocalyptic-Grotesque in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" -- Chapter 7: In the Empire of Signs: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" and the Pure Fantastic -- Spectral America(s) -- Chapter 8: Spectres of America: Ghostliness in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw -- Chapter 9: Commemorating the Black and Angry Dead in Toni Morrison's Beloved -- From Modernism to Postmodernism -- Chapter 10: Modernism and Its Discontents: H.P. Lovecraft's Poetics of Horror -- Chapter 11: On the Byways of Modernism: Nathanael West and Patricia Highsmith -- Chapter 12: Inside the American Nightmare: Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho and Its Cultural Context -- Chapter 13: Bret Easton Ellis as an Example of Postmodernist Fiction, the Film Medium and Its Side-Effects -- Chapter 14: The Incredible Lightness of Being -- Epilogue -- Chapter 15: Epilogue: Conclusions -- Appendix on Shadows -- Bibliography -- Index
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