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The Curious Death of the Novel

Essays in American Literature

The Curious Death of the Novel( )
Author: Rubin, Louis D.
Rubin, Louis D.
ISBN:978-0-8071-2470-3
Publication Date:Mar 1999
Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.95
Book Description:

One of the country's more perceptive younger critics, Louis Rubin is well known for his commentaries on the literature of the South. These essays--selected from his critical works over a period of more than a dozen years--reflect his wider concern with the whole spectrum of American literature. In the title essay Rubin treats "tired literary critics" and the often-heard pronouncement that the novel is dead. He argues that the response of novelists to our difficult and...
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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Criticism / American / Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.89 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds
Author Biography
Rubin, Louis D. (Author)
Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South.

He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books.

He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89.

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