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Dying protagonists in two gay southern novels: Randall Kenan's a visitation of spirits and Jim Grimsley's dream boy

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dc.title Dying protagonists in two gay southern novels: Randall Kenan's a visitation of spirits and Jim Grimsley's dream boy en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof American and British Studies Annual
dc.identifier.issn 1803-6058 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2014
utb.relation.volume 7
dc.citation.spage 90
dc.citation.epage 97
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pardubice
dc.subject A Visitation of Spirits en
dc.subject American novel en
dc.subject Dream Boy en
dc.subject Gay literature en
dc.subject Gothic elements en
dc.subject Jim Grimsley en
dc.subject Randall Kenan en
dc.subject Southern literature en
dc.description.abstract The present article explores two southern novels, Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and Jim Grimsley's Dream Boy (1995). These two novels are at first sight a deviation from the contemporary tradition of coming-out (i.e., gay coming-of-age) novels, as their teenage protagonists do not successfully develop a proud gay identity but die a violent death, by suicide and murder, respectively. However, a closer exploration of the texts themselves as well as the literary context will also reveal that even though both novels do constitute a departure from the previous tradition of gay coming-of-age novels by their extensive use of Gothic elements, they still contain a plausible story portraying the interplay of the social and psychological facets of growing up. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007395
utb.identifier.obdid 43872805
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85018409005
utb.source d-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08T12:14:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-08T12:14:51Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
utb.fulltext.affiliation Roman Trušník Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.dates -
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Humanities
utb.fulltext.ou Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
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