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Prophets without Vision

Ben-Bassat, Hedda

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ISBN 10: 0838754333 / ISBN 13: 9780838754337
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Title: Prophets without Vision

Publisher: Associated University Presses

Binding: Hardcover

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Ben-Bassat (English, Tel Aviv U.) discusses crises of ideology and identity in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She contends that the fiction of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker has absorbed a diversity of prophetic modes from a diversity of Num Pages: 216 pages, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: 2ABM; DSBH; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 230. Weight in Grams: 480. . 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780838754337

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Synopsis: This book studies the construction and deconstruction of narrative identities in the writings of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker. It argues that each of the writers discussed foregrounds a dialectical tension between a solipsistic Emersonian self and its ethical, self-judging double.

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