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Alone in America

The Stories That Matter

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674066762

Publication Date: 01/14/2013


296 pages

5 x 7-1/2 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Lords of Life
  • 1. Does Nobody Here Know Rip Van Winkle?
  • 2. Nathaniel Hawthorne Dissects Betrayal
  • 3. Louisa May Alcott Meets Mark Twain over the Young Face of Change
  • 4. Henry James and Zora Neale Hurston Answer Defeat
  • 5. Edith Wharton’s Anatomy of Breakdown
  • Midpoint: The Lords of Life Revisited
  • 6. The Immigrant Novel: Fear in America
  • 7. William Faulkner and Toni Morrison Plot Racial Difference
  • 8. Saul Bellow Observes Old Age
  • 9. Don DeLillo and Marilynne Robinson Mourn Loss
  • 10. Walt Whitman Finds the Courage to Be
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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