Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles

ISBN-10: 0521735548

ISBN-13: 9780521735544

Edition: 2010

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kevin R. McNamara is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: landmarks
The literature of the Californios
The Anglo invention of Los Angeles
LA fiction through mid-century
British expatriates and German exiles in 1930s-1940s Los Angeles
Postwar Los Angeles: suburban Eden and the fall into history
Los Angeles and the African-American literary imagination
Pacific Rim city: Asian-American and Latino literature
The literature of urban rebellion
City of sleuths
Los Angeles' science fiction futures
Hollywood fictions
The Southland on Screen
Scenes and movements in Southern California poetry
Surf, sagebrush, and cement rivers: Reimagining nature in Los Angeles
Essaying Los Angeles
Guide to further reading
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