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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles
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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles
Cambridge University Press
9780521514705 - The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles - Edited by Kevin R. McNamara
Table of Contents

Contents

Notes on contributors
vii
Chronology
x
Introduction: landmarks
Kevin R. McNamara
1
1     The literature of the Californios
Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita
13
2     The Anglo invention of Los Angeles
William Alexander McClung
23
3     LA fiction through mid-century
David Wyatt
35
4     British expatriates and German exiles in 1930s–1940s Los Angeles
Russell A. Berman
49
5     Postwar Los Angeles: suburban Eden and the fall into history
Patrick O’Donnell
59
6     Los Angeles and the African-American literary imagination
Charles Scruggs
75
7     Pacific Rim city: Asian-American and Latino literature
James Kyung-Jin Lee
87
8     The literature of urban rebellion
Julian Murphet
101
9     City of sleuths
William Marling
111
10    Los Angeles’ science fiction futures
David Seed
123
11    Hollywood fictions
Chip Rhodes
135
12    The Southland on screen
Mark Shiel
145
13    Scenes and movements in Southern California poetry
Bill Mohr
157
14    Surf, sagebrush, and cement rivers: Reimagining nature in Los Angeles
J. Scott Bryson
167
15    Essaying Los Angeles
Eric Avila
177
Guide to further reading
191
Index
197



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