A Study Guide for Russell Banks s The Sweet Hereafter

A Study Guide for Russell Banks s  The Sweet Hereafter

Banks, Russell, Affliction, Harper, 1990. Considered one of Banks's most important novels, Affliction tells the story of Wade Whitehouse, a divorced man who lives in a trailer, drinks, and succeeds only in alienating his daughter.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410359780

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Russell Banks's "The Sweet Hereafter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Russell Banks

Russell Banks

Robert Niemi. Notes and References 9 Chapter One 1. Russell Banks , “ Russell Banks , ” Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series , vol . 15 ( New York : Gale , 1993 ) , 33–45 ; hereafter cited in text as “ Banks . ” 2.

Author: Robert Niemi

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015054064962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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In this first full-length study, Robert Niemi provides a comprehensive view of Russell Banks's life and literary career, including his poetry, collected short fiction, and eight novels. Niemi examines Banks's complex evolution from counterculture aesthete to committed social critic. He argues a high degree of both political and aesthetic sophistication enable Banks to balance his narratives between chronicle and social critique. Stressing the author's "dual voice", a voice that moves inside and outside the blue-collar experience, Niemi reveals Banks as a political writer through and through, a writer devoted to telling the often horrifying truth about life in the modern world - not in an effort to titillate or shock or indulge in fashionable despair but in the hopes of illuminating a dark time for better times to come.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Where the New World Is

Where the New World Is

“Transcript of Russell Banks Interview,” http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/banks/Banks _transcript.pdf (accessed January 6, 2017). 4. Davidson and Arroyo, “Finding the Melody,” 60, 67,68. 5. Fuentes, “Central and Eccentric Writing,” 119. 6.

Author: Martyn Bone

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820351865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Assesses how fiction published since 1980 resituated the U.S. South globally and how earlier twentieth-century writing already had done so in ways traditional southern literary studies tended to ignore. Bone argues that this fiction has challenged understandings of the South as a fixed place largely untouched by immigration and globalization.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers

Russell Earl Banks was born on March 28 , 1940 , in Newton , Massachusetts , the eldest of what were to be four children born to Earl and Florence Banks . He was raised in the economically difficult conditions of the blue - collar ...

Author: Michael D. Sharp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761476024

Category: American literature

Page: 11

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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.
Categories: American literature

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

Nonetheless, despite receiving relatively little attention from literary scholars in the academy, Russell Banks's work remains among the most eagerly awaited and widely reviewed outside the very top rank of American novelists.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)
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Banks Branches Data Book June 30 1981 Kansas Nebraska Oklahoma

Banks   Branches Data Book  June 30  1981  Kansas  Nebraska  Oklahoma




ISBN: UIUC:30112064826594

Category: Bank accounts


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Our Young Family

Our Young Family

She married Russell Talmadge Banks December 03 , 1965 , son of Ray Banks and Bertha Austin . He was born December 29 , 1943 . + Children of Cheryl Roberts and Russell Banks are : 3215 i . Todd Russel18 Banks , born February 18 , 1968 .

Author: Perry Deane Young

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 1570722749

Category: Reference

Page: 607

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This genealogy is the culmination of 45 years of research by best-selling author Perry Young. Containing more than 15,000 names in the index and more than 450 photographs, along with hundreds of stories, memoirs, letters, and documents.
Categories: Reference

Another Tale to Tell

Another Tale to Tell

Beating the Odds : The Brechtian Aesthetic of Russell Banks * Twenty years ago , a frustrated college teacher of mine broke the mysterious silence he had held towards me and the short stories I had been handing in to him for the past ...

Author: Fred Pfeil

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860919927

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

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Through his work as a fiction writer, critic and activist, Fred Pfeil has sought to extend the progressive possibilities within contemporary American culture. Idiosyncratic and provocative, Another Tale to Tell moves from evaluations of politically engaged texts and practices--such as Hans Haacke's deconstructive artwork, Chester Himes' Harlem police thrillers, 'cyberpunk' and the feminist science fiction of Octavia Butler--to considerations of the history, dynamics and potential of postmodern culture. Pfeil's work on postmodernity is distinct from the spate of their works on the subject in its insistence on the social base of postmodern practices within today's professional managerial class, and in his endeavour both to use and to criticize Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic and poststructuralist thought in order to illuminate our present political impasses and openings. From his audacious reading of the film River's Edge as the terminus of the vexed history of bourgeois narrative, and his analysis of Reaganite oedipality in Back to the Future, to his unsettling meditation on the 'poststructuralist paradise' embodied in contemporary SF, Pfeil sorts through a welter of contemporary cultural texts and practices for the glimmerings of a postmodern narrative and politics that may truly be 'another tale to tell'.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Hennessy, Denis M. “Russell Banks.” Dictionary ofLiterary Biography, vol. 130: American Short-Story Writers Since World War II. Edited by Patrick Meanor. Oneonta, N.Y., 1993. pp. 22-27. Lee, Don. “About Russell Banks.

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195156539

Category: Literary Collections

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Categories: Literary Collections

Autodafe 1

Autodafe 1

Russell Banks Well, it's an old opposition in American literature, there's always been Henry James here, and Mark Twain there. flutodafe Would you suggest that Saul Bellow is the contemporary equivalent of James ? Russell Banks. No.

Author: International Parliament of Writers

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609801694

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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AUTODAFE is a collection of reports, interviews, correspondence, narratives, and stories from around the world. The review aims to be a place for debate and experimentation, a place where writers, silenced by censorship join voices with world-renowned writers. The contributors are all members of the International Parliament of Writers; the pieces are original to Autodafe. The journal's common themes are the reflection of social and political realities of the world, censorship, the interdict of language, and the effects of globablization among others.
Categories: Literary Collections