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American Political Fictions
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Peter Swirski
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-03 - Publisher: Springer

Through a discussion of diverse art and media such as apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and television, Swirski debunks the American political system, sieving out fact from a sea of bipartisan untruths. Engaging with close analysis and multiple case studies, this book forges a more accurate picture of contemporary American culture and
Political Fiction and the American Self
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: John Whalen-Bridge
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Examining political novels that have achieved (or been denied) canonical status, John Whalen-Bridge demonstrates how Herman Melville, Jack London, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Margaret Atwood have grappled with the problem of balancing radicalism and art. He shows that some books are more political than others, that some
Women and Domestic Experience in Victorian Political Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: Susan Johnston
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Studies how Victorian political fiction constructed women as rights-bearers who, through a combination of emotion and intellect, generally displayed their political status in the domestic sphere.
Founding Fictions
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Jennifer R. Mercieca
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-15 - Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Analyzes how Americans imagined themselves as citizens between 1764 and 1845 and critically investigates Americans' fundamental assumptions about a government based upon the will of the people, with profound implications for Americans' ability to assess democracy today.
Power and Class in Political Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: David Smit
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-13 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book introduces Elite Theory to the literary study of class as a framework for addressing issues of the nature of governance in political fiction. The book describes the historical development and major tenets of Elite Theory, and shows how each of four post-war Washington novels—Gore Vidal’s Washington, D.C.; Allen