Language, Gender, and Community in: American Voices and American Identities (American Literature Readings in the 21st Century) (Paperback)

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Drawing on critical frameworks, this study establishes the centrality of language, gender, and community in the quest for identity in contemporary American fiction. Close readings of novels by Alice Walker, Ernest Gaines, Ann Beattie, John Updike, Chang-rae Lee, and Rudolfo Anaya, among others, show how individuals find their American identities.

About the Author


MARY JANE HURST is a Professor of English at Texas Tech University, USA, and the author of The Voice of the Child in American Literature: Linguistic Approaches to Fictional Child Language.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349292899
ISBN-10: 1349292893
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: February 25th, 2011
Pages: 238
Language: English
Series: American Literature Readings in the 21st Century