The Resource Such a rare thing: : the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Clarence Lindsay, (ebook)

Such a rare thing: : the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Clarence Lindsay, (ebook)

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Such a rare thing: : the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio
Title
Such a rare thing:
Title remainder
the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio
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Clarence Lindsay
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Language
eng
Summary
This critical study of Sherwood Anderson's most famous and perhaps most widely taught work, Winesburg, Ohio, treats it as a thoroughly modernist novel examining the aesthetic nature of romantic identity. Author Clarence Lindsay argues that Anderson's famous theory of the Grotesque is a theory of American identity. Each of the small town's grotesques in effect authors a romantic narrative that privileges the self. In trying to live their lives by that narrative, each enacts a romantic selfhood. Each of these romantic selfhoods is an aesthetic enterprise, complicated by all the aesthetic issues relating to artist and audience. Every crisis in the novel is an aesthetic crisis; every comedy, every tragedy is an aesthetic misstep of some sort. Lindsay proposes that all moral issues in Winesburg, Ohio are aesthetic; all aesthetic issues are moral. Winesburg's narrator's careful attention to characters' romantic narratives of self provides an ironic scrutiny of not only the astonishing varieties of American romantic identity but also a painstaking interrogation of a variety of romantic discourses. Anderson's radical formal innovation, the interrelated tale, was the perfect American form, not only allowing for the narrator's "democracy of fascination" with the grotesques' absolutely equal competing singularities but also providing for the comic juxtaposition of these claims on uniqueness, a jostling that subverts the traditional novel's emphasis on the singular individual. This first sustained critical analysis of this American classic restores Anderson to the top rank of American artists, placing him alongside other intense scrutinizers of American romanticism: Hawthorne, Melville, and Hemingway
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Midwest
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Lindsay, Clarence B
Dewey number
813/.52
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Anderson, Sherwood
  • City and town life in literature
  • Electronic books
  • Ohio
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adult
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Such a rare thing: : the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Clarence Lindsay, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9781612775883
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11751922
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remote
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11751922
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MWT11751922
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Such a rare thing: : the art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Clarence Lindsay, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612775883
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11751922
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11751922
System control number
MWT11751922
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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