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dc.contributor.authorHolland, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T04:30:19Z
dc.date.available2015-10-23T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherholland_martin_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/holland_martin_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/33066
dc.description.abstractThis project aims to offer a reading of the grotesque bodies that appear in Harry Crews’s Naked in Garden Hills through insights offered by Mikhail Bakhtin in Rabelais and His World. In this paper, I link the performances of the book’s unusual bodies to the socioeconomic narrative that runs throughout Crews’s novel. I give some information on the novel’s historical and geographical backdrop. I claim that Crews’s treatment of the grotesque ultimately points toward the economic regeneration of the town of Garden Hills that a new emphasis on tourism brings. This argument differs from previous readings of Naked in Garden Hills that highlight modern malaises, the unhappiness of the town’s citizens, and the internal deformities that the novel’s unusual bodies can signify.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHarry Crews
dc.subjectNaked in Garden Hills
dc.subjectMikhail Bakhtin
dc.subjectRabelais and His World
dc.subjectgrotesque realism
dc.subjectthe grotesque body
dc.subjectsocial change
dc.subjecteconomic change
dc.subjecttourism
dc.subjectphosphates
dc.subjectPolk County, Florida
dc.titleThe grotesque body and socioeconomic change in Harry Crews's Naked in garden hills
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorJohn Lowe
dc.description.committeeJohn Lowe
dc.description.committeeHugh Ruppersburg
dc.description.committeeJames C. Cobb


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