Table of contents for The gift of story : narrating hope in a postmodern world / edited by Emily Griesinger, Mark A. Eaton.

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Acknowledgments vii Preface ix 
Introduction: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World 
Emily Griesinger 
1 
Section 1: The Postmodern Condition 
25 
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Inventing Hope: The Question of Belief in Don DeLillo's Novels 
Mark Eaton 
31 
2 
Voices from Within: Gloria Anzald£a, bell hooks, 
and Roberta Bondi 
AnneMarie Bowery 
51 
3 
Time for Hope: The Sixth Sense, American Beauty, Memento, 
and Twelve Monkeys 
D. Brent Laytham 
69 
4 
Beyond Futility: American Beauty and the Book of Ecclesiastes 
Robert K. Johnston 
85 
Section 2: The Valley of Despair 97 5 Prosaic Grace: Doris Betts's Souls Raised from the Dead Martha Greene Eads 103 
6	Narrative Bones: Amy Tan's Bonesetter's Daughter and Hugh Cook's Homecoming Man Elaine Lux 117 
7	Hope from a Radio: Jurek Becker's Jakob the Liar Eric Sterling 133 
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Friendship and Hope: Elie Wiesel's The Town Beyond the Wall 
Carole J. Lambert 
149 
Section 3: Resisting the Night 
165 
9 
A Passion for the Impossible: Richard Rorty, John Okada, 
and James Baldwin 
Harold K. Bush, Jr. 
171 
10 
The Prophetic Burden: James Baldwin as a LatterDay Jeremiah 
Kelvin Beliele 
187 
11	Reconciliation and Hope: Confessional Narratives in South Africa Susan VanZanten Gallagher 207 
Section 4: Adversity and Grace 223 12 Hope in Hard Times: Moments of Epiphany in Illness Narratives Marilyn Chandler McEntyre 229 13 Geographies of Hope: Kathleen Norris and David Lynch Kevin L. Cole 247 
14 Attunement and Healing: The Fisher King Michael B. Herzog 263 15 The Gift of Grace: Isak Dinesen's Babette's Feast Maire Mullins 279 
Section 5: Hope and the Imagination 297 16 The Redress of Imagination: Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes Barry Sloan 303 
17	The Search for "Deeper Magic": J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis Emily Griesinger 317 
18	J. R. R. Tolkien: Postmodern Visionary of Hope Ralph C. Wood 333 
Works Cited	357 
List of Contributors	379

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature.
Performing arts -- Religious aspects.