Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction

Hawthorne to Faulkner

Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction

In this comprehensive and insightful study, Christian K. Messenger contends that American writers have always created characters at play in the sure knowledge that to be active in sport in America is to be in touch with its people, their traditions, and their fantasy lives. This is the first inclusive critical study of sport in American fiction with chapters on individual authors such as Hawthorne, Lardner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner, as well as studies of sport in the literature of the frontier and in boys' formula fiction. A work of literary criticism, Sport and the Spirit of Play in American Fiction also draws on the cultural history of American sport and leisure and on a century of American literature.

Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature

Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature

After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.

A Companion to Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon

A Companion to Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon

New, carefully focused essays providing a thorough examination of Hemingway's groundbreaking non-fictional work.

Hemingway's Nonfiction

The Public Voice

Hemingway's Nonfiction

This study explores Hemingway's newspaper and magazine journalism, his introductions and prefaces to books by others, his program notes on painting and sculpture exhibitions, and his statements in self-edited interviews. In doing so, it throws a new, oblique light on what has usually been regarded as his major work--his short stories and novels. Originally published in 1968. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Narcissism Conundrum

Mapping the Mindscape of Ernest Hemingway through an Enquiry into his Epistolary and Literary Corpus

The Narcissism Conundrum

This book presents a psycho-biographic analysis of Ernest Hemingway’s works so as to map the complex mindscape of the author in order to unearth those thought processes that culminated in the character architecture of his protagonists inaugurating a tradition of a narcissistic self-fictionalization. His epistolary literature has been primarily used as an opulent source of biographic information for profiling the real Hemingway, de-skinning the photogenic cosmetic layers of glamour that this hunter-fisherman-soldier-author had a fetish to don flamboyantly. This methodical, meticulous book dissecting the character anatomies of Hemingway’s protagonists using the tool of biographic chronicle will enable Hemingway aficionados to decipher the narcissism conundrum that haloes this author’s mystic persona.

Hemingway's The Dangerous Summer

The Complete Annotations

Hemingway's The Dangerous Summer

In Hemingway's The Dangerous Summer: The Complete Annotations, Miriam Mandel has retrieved the historical, literary, biographical, technical and cultural backgrounds that underlie Hemingway's last narrative, particularly those elements associated with bullfighting, a topic unfamiliar to most readers today. These annotations offer detailed information about the animals, people, and cultural constructs mentioned in The Dangerous Summer.