The Prose Elegy: An Exploration of Modern American and British Fiction

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The Prose Elegy considers the works of American and British fiction writers to reveal how the traditional English poetic elegy expanded and evolved to include prose and to deal not only with death but also with other forms of loss. Focusing on individual works ranging from Henry James to Joan Didion, the author explores both the forms the elegy takes throughout the twentieth century and the skeptical and uncertain attitudes of writers struggling to confront the trauma of loss. Vickery offers detailed interpretations of the ...

The Prose Elegy: An Exploration of Modern American and British Fiction 2009, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807133927

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