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The Anxious Self and the Crisis of Identity: a Comment on the Tetralogy of Wonderland

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DOI: 10.23977/curtm.2021.040413 | Downloads: 2 | Views: 313


A'na Zhang 1,2


1 Center for Foreign Literature and Culture, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
2 General Education Department, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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A'na Zhang


Joyce Carol Oates' early novel art is represented by the tetralogy of Wonderland. As a representative writer of "psychological realism" , she dissolves the character consciousness with dialogue characteristics into time and space. Oates constructed a nostalgic time and homecoming space, which showing the cultural landscape of the 1960s' in the United States.


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A'na Zhang. The Anxious Self and the Crisis of Identity: a Comment on the Tetralogy of Wonderland. Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (2021) 4: 55-59. DOI:


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