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Warnes, Andrew 1974-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,686 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS153.N5, 810.93559
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Warnes
Hunger overcome? : food and resistance in twentieth-century African American literature by Andrew Warnes( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American writers have consistently drawn connections between hunger and illiteracy, and by extension between food and reading. This book investigates the juxtaposition of mulnutrition and spectacular food abundance as a key trope of African American writing
Savage barbecue : race, culture, and the invention of America's first food by Andrew Warnes( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbecue is a word that means different things to different people. It can be a verb or a noun. It can be pulled pork or beef ribs. And, especially in the American South, it can cause intense debate and stir regional pride. Perhaps then, it is no surprise that the roots of this food tradition are often misunderstood." "In Savage Barbecue, Andrew Warnes traces what he calls America's first food through early transatlantic literature and culture. Building on the work of scholar Eric Hobsbawm, Warnes argues that barbecue is an invented tradition, much like Thanksgiving - one long associated with frontier mythologies of ruggedness and relaxation." "Starting with Columbus's journals in 1492, Warnes shows how the perception of barbecue evolved from Spanish colonists' first fateful encounter with natives roasting iguanas and fish over fires on the beaches of Cuba. European colonists linked the new food to a savagery they perceived in American Indians, ensnaring barbecue in a growing web of racist attitudes about the New World. Warnes also unearths the etymological origins of the word barbecue, including the early form barbacoa; its coincidental similarity to barbaric reinforced emerging stereotypes."--Jacket
Richard Wright's Native son by Andrew Warnes( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Native Son and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Wright's text."--Jacket
American tantalus : horizons, happiness, and the impossible pursuits of US literature and culture by Andrew Warnes( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general inventories of desire. Such lists, however, mislead. Just as most US dictionaries have in fact long recognised tantalise's origins in The Odyssey, so they have defined it as the unique desire we feel for objects that (like the fruit and water once cruelly placed before Tantalus) lie within our reach yet withdraw from our attempts to touch them. On these terms, American Tantalus shows, tantalise not only describes a particular kind of thwarted desire, but also one that dominates modern US fiction to a remarkable extent. For this term specifically evokes the yearning to touch alienated or virginal objects that we find examined by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Wright and Toni Morrison; and it also indicates the insatiable pursuit of the horizon so important to Willa Cather and Edith Wharton among others. This eclectic canon indeed "prefers" the dictionary to the thesaurus: unreachable destinations and untouched commodities here indeed tantalise, inviting gestures of inquiry from which they then recoil. This focus, while lodging cycles of tantalisation at the very heart of American myth, holds profound implications for our understanding of modernity, and, in particular, of the cultural genesis of the commodity as a form."
Cooking and writing in African-American culture : representation, genre, ceremony by Andrew Warnes( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hunger overcome? : food and resistance in twentieth-century African American literature
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Savage barbecue : race, culture, and the invention of America's first foodRichard Wright's Native son