9781643360065-164336006X-Understanding John Rechy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature)

Understanding John Rechy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature)

ISBN-13: 9781643360065
ISBN-10: 164336006X
Author: DeGuzman, Maria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 168 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781643360065
ISBN-10: 164336006X
Author: DeGuzman, Maria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 168 pages

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Acknowledged authors DeGuzman, Maria wrote Understanding John Rechy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) comprising 168 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 164336006X and 9781643360065. Since then Understanding John Rechy (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this first book-length monograph on the Mexican American novelist, essayist, and playwright John Rechy, best known for his debut novel City of Night, Maria DeGuzman offers a conceptually clear yet aesthetically, philosophically, and socio-politically fine-grained analysis of the spectrum of his writing. Recipient of PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, ONE Magazine's National Gay and Lesbian Cultural Hero Award, the William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Luis Leal Award for Excellence in Chicano/Latino Literature, and the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement, Rechy is the author of fifteen novels, at least three plays, and several volumes of nonfiction. He has written for the Nation, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the New York Times, and Saturday Review.

In Understanding John Rechy, María DeGuzmán offers a brief biographical overview and then traces the development of Rechy's craft through his major works by calling attention to central issues, recurring situations and characters, styles, and special techniques. She examines the complexities of his representation of identity, the subjectivity in his male-homosexual odyssey and identity quest novels, and his experimentation with genre. She offers a concise yet intricate analysis of the major organizing paradigms and themes, genres, modes, styles, and handling of the gay Chicano's oeuvre. The book's guiding analysis pays particular attention to the ways in which Rechy's works function as cultural critique challenging mainstream values in a deep-structure way.

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