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dc.title The uses of tragic endings in American gay fiction en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof Silesian Studies in English 2009
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7248-622-9
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.citation.spage 384
dc.citation.epage 394
dc.event.title 2nd International Conference of Englishand American Studies
dc.event.location Opava
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2009-09-07
dc.event.edate 2009-08-09
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Filozoficko-přírodovědecká fakulta v Opavě, Ústav cizích jazyků cs
dc.subject tragedy en
dc.subject tragic ending en
dc.subject tragic hero en
dc.subject catharsis en
dc.subject American gay literature en
dc.subject James Barr en
dc.subject Andrew Holleran en
dc.subject Christopher Davis en
dc.description.abstract Tragic endings were often considered a typical feature of pre-Stonewall gay fiction, and they were regarded by some critics as authors' concessions necessary to get their work published. However, such overgeneralizations are unfounded. Using the concept of catharsis, the paper utilizes three examples of well-known gay novels published after World War II to demonstrate that authors of gay fiction have been well aware of the possibilities offered by the use of tragic heroes and have been exploiting them in creative ways. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1001731
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/10:00000956!RIV12-GA0-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43865096
utb.identifier.wok 000291630800023
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-09T07:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-09T07:33:40Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
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