By Hans Bak
Uneasy Alliance illuminates the new seek in literary experiences for a brand new interface among textual and contextual readings. Written in tribute to G.A.M. Janssens, the twenty-one essays within the quantity exemplify a renewed information of the paradoxical nature of literary texts either as works of literary artwork and as files embedded in and functioning inside a writer’s lifestyles and tradition. jointly they give clean and sometimes interdisciplinary views on twentieth-century American writers of roughly verified prestige (Henry James, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O’Connor, Saul Bellow, Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros) in addition to on those that, for purposes of favor, politics, ideology, or gender, were unduly overlooked (Booth Tarkington, Julia Peterkin, Robert Coates, Martha Gellhorn, Isabella Gardner, Karl Shapiro, the younger Jewish-American writers, Julia Alvarez, and writers of renowned crime and detective fiction). Exploring the fruitful interactions and uneasy alliance among literature and ethics, movie, biography, gender stories, pop culture, avant-garde paintings, city stories, anthropology and multicultural experiences, jointly those essays testify to the continuing pertinence of an method of literature that's undogmatic, delicate and complicated and that seeks to do justice to the advanced interweavings of literature, tradition and biography in twentieth-century American writing.