|aViolence in the contemporary American novel :|ban end to innocence /|cJames R. Giles.
|aColumbia :|bUniversity of South Carolina Press,|cc2000.
|axiii, 161 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -153) and index.
|aIntroduction: Innocence dying younger -- Dedalus in the Dood Kamer: William Kennedy's Quinn's book -- The context of American innocence: Caleb Carr's The alienist -- The Ducky Boys and the urban punk killing machine: Richard Price's The wanderers -- A postmodern children's crusade: John Edgar Wideman's Philadelphia fire -- Nature despoiled and artificial: Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street -- Violence and the immanence of the "thing unknown": Cormac McCarthy's Suttree -- Redemptive landscape, malevolent city: Scott Momaday's House made of dawn -- Discovering a substitute for salvation: John Rechy's The miraculous day of Amalia G漃mez -- Conclusion: Girl X and the country of last things.
|aAmerican fiction|y20th century|xHistory and criticism.
|aViolence in literature.
|aLiterature and society|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century.