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Reading Marriage in the American Romance: Remembering Love as Destiny Hardcover – November 20, 2007
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James Walter's bold return to a seemingly discredited, cliche-riden topos, the happy ending that terminates in a marriage as the structuring principle of a perennially popular literary form, is revelatory. By proposing the image of marriage as an aesthetic principle in literature, Walter is also making us aware that the forms of our lives are deeply embedded in and yet shaped by the narratives that are among our guiltiest and most profound pleasures. (Robert Dupree, from the foreword)
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James Frank Walter is professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University.
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