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Warnes, Andrew 1974-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 2,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: TX840.B3, 641.76
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Most widely held works by Andrew Warnes
Savage barbecue race, culture, and the invention of America's first food by Andrew Warnes ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wright's Native son by Andrew Warnes ( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wright's 'Native Son' quickly became one of the most important literary contributions to debates about race relations in the US and continues to attract attention from readers and critics. This is a guide to the novel
Hunger overcome? : food and resistance in twentieth-century African American literature by Andrew Warnes ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 398 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
American tantalus : horizons, happiness, and the impossible pursuits of classic us narrative by Andrew Warnes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
American tantalus : horizons, happiness, and the impossible pursuits of US literature and culture by Andrew Warnes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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"--
 
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English (27)
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