Princeton University Library Catalog

James Jones : the limits of eternity / Tony J. Williams.

Author:
Williams, Tony J., 1966- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xxiii, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Contemporary American literature (Rowman & Littlefield, Inc.) [More in this series]
  • Contemporary American literature
Summary note:
"James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is the first detailed critical study of American author James Jones' works placing him as an important figure within the context of twentieth century literature rather than his present status as a war novelist. It presents a comprehensive view of his entire work seeing him as a critical commentator of American values in the era in which he wrote. This book will be of interest to academics and students, as well as general readers interested in issues of American history, literature, gender, and sexuality."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267) and index.
Contents:
Prologue : in the beginning -- From here to eternity : The lure of reincarnation and the dominance of history -- The illusion of transcendence in Some came running -- Prelude to war and beyond : The pistol and The thin red line -- Masculinity and its discontents : Go to the widow-maker -- Two novels of generation crisis : The merry month of May and A touch of danger -- Concepts of war past and present : WWII and Viet journal -- Whistle : the end of it all -- Conclusion : beyond eternity and into history -- Epilogue : why James Jones is important for us today.
Subject(s):
Jones, James, 1921-1977Criticism and interpretation [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781442272408 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1442272406 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • ((electronic))
LCCN:
2016015669
OCLC:
950445518
Other standard number:
  • 40026372134
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