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American Revenge Narratives

A Collection of Critical Essays

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American Revenge Narratives critically examines the nation's vengeful storytelling tradition. With essays on late twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, film, and television, it maps the coordinates of the revenge genre's contemporary reinvention across American culture. By surveying American revenge narratives, this book measures how contemporary payback plots appraise the nation's political, social, and economic inequities. The volume's essays collectively make the case that retribution is a defining theme of post-war American culture and an artistic vehicle for critique. In another sense, this book presents a scholarly coming to terms with the nation's love for vengeance. By investigating recent iterations of an ancient genre, contributors explore how the revenge narrative evolves and thrives within American literary and filmic imagination. Taken together, the book's diverse chapters attempt to understand American culture's seemingly inexhaustible production of vengeful tales.

Author Biography

Kyle Wiggins is Lecturer of Rhetoric at Boston University, USA, where he teaches courses on writing, argumentation, and research methods. His work has appeared in Postmodern Culture, Great Plains Quarterly, Studies in the Novel, and other publications.
Release date Australia
December 26th, 2018
Contributor
Edited by Kyle Wiggins
Pages
288
Edition
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
4 Tables, color; 4 Illustrations, color; XV, 288 p. 4 illus. in color.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN-13
9783030067144
Product ID
31034232

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