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Perspectives on Barry Hannah /
edited by Martyn Bone.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2007.
description
xviii, 198 p.
ISBN
157806919X (cloth : alk. paper), 9781578069194 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2007.
isbn
157806919X (cloth : alk. paper)
9781578069194 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
The cultural value of metafiction : Geronimo Rex and High lonesome / Ken Millard -- Off with their heads! : nightwatchmen, campus novels, and the problem of representation / Richard E. Lee -- Heroism and the changing face of American manhood in Barry Hannah's fiction / Thomas Bjerre -- The shade of Faulkner's horse : cavalier heroism and archetypal immortality in Barry Hannah's postmodern South / James B. Potts III -- Neo-confederate narrative and postsouthern parody : Hannah and Faulkner / Martyn Bone -- Accountability, community, and redemption in Hey Jack! and Boomerang / Matthew Shipe -- "Peeping toms on history" : Never die as postmodern western / Mark S. Graybill -- Southern and western native Americans in Barry Hannah's fiction / Melanie R. Benson -- Orphans all : reality homesickness in Yonder stands your orphan / Scott Romine -- Interview with Barry Hannah / Dan Williams.
general note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
catalogue key
6064267
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A career-spanning examination of a masterful fiction writer's output
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A career-spanning examination of a masterful fiction writerÂ's output
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A career-spanning examination of a masterful fiction writer’s output
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"For a wonderfully written and accessible critique of Hannah's thirteen books, try Martyn Bones's essay collection Perspectives on Barry Hannah." --The New Yorker
"For a wonderfully written and accessible critique of Hannah's thirteen books, try Martyn Bones's essay collectionPerspectives on Barry Hannah." --The New Yorker
"These nine essays plus an interview offer wide-ranging, revisionary, and innovative readings of Barry Hannah's thirteen books written during his thirty-five-year career. Bone has done a model job of editing the Perspectivescollection by facilitating critical readings among the essayists so that the essays often refer to one another. Bone provides a clear introduction stating the collection's objectives and suggesting comparisons and contrasts among the essays." --Modern Fiction Studies
"These nine essays plus an interview offer wide-ranging, revisionary, and innovative readings of Barry Hannah's thirteen books written during his thirty-five-year career. Bone has done a model job of editing thePerspectivescollection by facilitating critical readings among the essayists so that the essays often refer to one another. Bone provides a clear introduction stating the collection's objectives and suggesting comparisons and contrasts among the essays." --Modern Fiction Studies
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Summaries
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Perspectives on Barry Hannahis a collection of essays devoted to the work of the award-winning fiction writer Barry Hannah. The anthology features a broad range of critical approaches and covers the span of Hannah's career from Geronimo Rex(1972) to Yonder Stands Your Orphan(2001). The book also includes a previously unpublished interview with Hannah. The ten essays cover all of Hannah's thirteen published books. The contributors give fresh perspectives on Hannah's classic works ( Airshipsand Ray), provide illuminating readings of important fiction that has received less critical attention ( Nighwatchmen, Hey Jack!, and Never Die), and offer the first sustained criticism of Hannah's acclaimed later fiction ( Bats Out of Hell, High Lonesome, and Yonder Stands Your Orphan). As Martyn Bone explains in his introduction, the essays--though varied in approach and style--consistently hone in on the recurrent themes that characterize Hannah's career: his relationship to postmodernism; his interrogation of traditional ideas of masculinity and heroism; his complex engagement with southern history, literature, and culture; and his growing concern with spirituality and morality. The essays in Perspectives on Barry Hannahmake connections between Hannah's work and that of several prominent modern and postmodern authors, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Allen Tate, John Irving, J. M. Coetzee, and Cormac McCarthy. Contributors also consider Hannah's fiction in relation to non-literary cultural forms such as sport, film, and popular music. Ultimately, Perspectives on Barry Hannahaffirms Hannah's status as a leading figure in contemporary American literature. Martyn Bone is assistant professor of American literature at the Institute for English, German, and Romance Languages at the University of Copenhagen. His previous publications include The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction.
Main Description
Perspectives on Barry Hannahis a collection of essays devoted to the work of the award-winning fiction writer Barry Hannah. The anthology features a broad range of critical approaches and covers the span of Hannah's career fromGeronimo Rex(1972) toYonder Stands Your Orphan(2001). The book also includes a previously unpublished interview with Hannah.The ten essays cover all of Hannah's thirteen published books. The contributors give fresh perspectives on Hannah's classic works (AirshipsandRay), provide illuminating readings of important fiction that has received less critical attention (Nighwatchmen,Hey Jack!, andNever Die), and offer the first sustained criticism of Hannah's acclaimed later fiction (Bats Out of Hell,High Lonesome, andYonder Stands Your Orphan). As Martyn Bone explains in his introduction, the essays--though varied in approach and style--consistently hone in on the recurrent themes that characterize Hannah's career: his relationship to postmodernism; his interrogation of traditional ideas of masculinity and heroism; his complex engagement with southern history, literature, and culture; and his growing concern with spirituality and morality.The essays inPerspectives on Barry Hannahmake connections between Hannah's work and that of several prominent modern and postmodern authors, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Allen Tate, John Irving, J. M. Coetzee, and Cormac McCarthy. Contributors also consider Hannah's fiction in relation to non-literary cultural forms such as sport, film, and popular music. Ultimately,Perspectives on Barry Hannahaffirms Hannah's status as a leading figure in contemporary American literature.Martyn Bone is assistant professor of American literature at the Institute for English, German, and Romance Languages at the University of Copenhagen. His previous publications includeThe Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Cultural Value of Metafiction: Geronimo Rex and High Lonesomep. 3
Off with Their Heads!: Nightwatchmen, Campus Novels, and the Problem of Representationp. 26
Heroism and the Changing Face of American Manhood in Barry Hannah's Fictionp. 46
The Shade of Faulkner's Horse: Cavalier Heroism and Archetypal Immortality in Barry Hannah's Postmodern Southp. 65
Neo-Confederate Narrative and Postsouthern Parody: Hannah and Faulknerp. 85
Accountability, Community, and Redemption in Hey Jack! and Boomerangp. 102
"Peeping Toms on History": Never Die as Postmodern Westernp. 120
Southern and Western Native Americans in Barry Hannah's Fictionp. 139
Orphans All: Reality Homesickness in Yonder Stands Your Orphanp. 161
Interview with Barry Hannahp. 183
Contributorsp. 191
Indexp. 194
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