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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Elizabeth Klaver The cemetery is often portrayed in literary and cultural works as a heterotopic site for the other, awash in gothic or melodramatic features. This essay argues that Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters and act 3 of Thornton Wilder's Our Town offer something quite different...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... In the course of his journey he investigates a number of archives, the most important being the room housing the school records of this woman, and, ultimately, the General Cemetery in which he searches (in vain) for the grave marking the woman's death by suicide. The novel concludes with Jose falsifying...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2007
... is that extreme version of the locus amoenus, the graveyard, and it is perhaps because of its obviousness that Frost does not use the cemetery as a site for more of his poems. "Ghost House" summons up "mute folk" from the gravestones near a vanished house, but these ghosts of a "lass and lad" are simply...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 101–124.
Published: 01 March 2001
... is still alive in his mind. The first stop on his quest is a cemetery, but Jed says, "There was no place for me in that charmed circle," a conclusion with several implications. He is neither a westerner nor an innocent and so does not belong in South Dakota; he chooses to live; and, having...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 139–144.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... That is, on the night before I went out to visit the glyphs I stayed in a rented cabin on the other side of the Colorado River. Having arrived late at night, I did not see (as I would early the next morning) that the cabin grounds sat across the road from a “pioneer cemetery,” as a posted sign told. That first night, I...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., while their faces took on expressions of importance" (236). And after the funeral/burial, the strikers "came boiling out of the cemetery in a wave. They broke on the road, hurrying along, filling the road, while the cops vainly tried to keep a passage clear for automobiles" (238). Steinbeck...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2006
... America with its cemeteries: "besides the widely scattered array of red sign laundries and occasional Chinese stores, there is a feature, not so much social as dependent thereon this nothing more nor less than a Chinese graveyard" (Journalism 241). By foregrounding this image, Dreiser represents...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 June 2004
...—Pointless to search any longer for an explanation for coloured people suddenly shattering an absurd, stammering silence with unseemly mad- ness: we were rotting away from neurasthenia in our homes, the cemetery and mass grave of so much pathetic hodgepodge; thus, the blacks who got...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to Jewish communal life: hence, at least one synagogue, a mikveh, a cemetery, schools, and a framework of voluntary associations that performed basic religious and communal functions” (Kassow 2007b, 125). Since the Holocaust, the shtetl has become “a frequent, if inaccurate, met...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 March 2004
... on behalf of the societies, including performances at funerals, in which circularity was noted: In church, before reaching the cemetery, those who belonged to the various benevolent societies circled the casket. Some would shout and scream hysterically. (95-6) TRACING...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and disappeared from the map, just like Ma used to say about the lost children, who had traveled alone and then were deported and wiped off the map like aliens. But later, inside the car looking back at the cemetery, I just felt angry because peeing on the wall wouldn't have mattered to the people who had built...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
... said the names of those in his family. He said the names of those who had held him. He said the names of the dead. He said the names of places. Every creek and mountain and hilltop and family cemetery. He said the names of trees and flowers and creatures” [Sickels 2012 : 323]), he integrates himself...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
... a cultural mosaic. For example, when Toycie and Beka play in the cemetery and attempt to guess which graves belong to buccaneers, settlers, and slaves, it is the slaves’ ghosts that they imagine would be pursuing them (58 – 59). Despite these juxtapositions, the text makes clear that the different...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 179–207.
Published: 01 July 2023
... people” and pointedly deriding a poem about a cemetery in Hawaii, once a sacred space that was destroyed by real estate development. With these anecdotes, he clearly means to express his distaste for their poetry foremost, and perhaps he thinks he is sparing them from embarrassment by not mentioning...