The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles has a tantalizing hold on the American imagination. Its self-magnifying myths encompass Hollywood glamour, Arcadian landscapes, and endless summer, but also the apocalyptic undertow of riots, environmental depredation, and natural disaster. This Companion traces the evolution of Los Angeles as the most public staging of the American Dream - and American nightmares. The expert contributors make exciting, innovative connections among the authors and texts inspired by the city, covering the early Spanish settlers, African American writers, the British and German expatriates of the 1930s and 1940s, Latino, and Asian LA literature. The genres discussed include crime novels, science fiction, Hollywood novels, literary responses to urban rebellion, the poetry scene, nature writing, and the most influential non-fiction accounts of the region. Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature.... the Dark (Haywood) 120 Feasts (Prado) 163 Feud of Oakfield Creek, The ( Royce) 20 Guatemalans 6, 87, 153 Guerra, Pablo de la Luna 18 ... Sesshu 98 City Terrace Field Manual 99 Four Good Things (McMichael) 165 Fox, William L. a€œTracking Tara€ 172 Foxy Brown (dir. ... (Schulberg) 106 From the Other Side of the Century (Messerli) 162 Frumkin, Gene 158 Galileo (Brecht) 55 Gamboa, Manazar 160, anbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles
Author: Kevin R. McNamara
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-05-06

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