The Slippery Slope of Interpellation: Framing Hero and Victim in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome

  title={The Slippery Slope of Interpellation: Framing Hero and Victim in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome},
  author={Johanna M. Wagner and Marysa Demoor},
Ethan Frome has been criticized for its narratological construction, which is as challenging now as ever. The challenge arises through the employment of one narrator to relate both the main story and the frame story, which takes place 24 years prior. But this narrator is an outsider to Starkfield, and his story relies on tight-lipped remarks provided by the local townsfolk. Consequently, the tale culminates in a vision constructed by the entanglement of the narrator’s own imagination and a few… 
2 Citations
Ethan Frome: Viewing and Reviewing Misery through Multiple ‘Eyes’
  • H. Jie
  • Art
    ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews
  • 2019
In her “Introduction” to the 1922 edition of Ethan Frome (a novel originally published in 1911), Edith Wharton (1862–1937) asserted repeatedly that its protagonists were as simple as “granite


Felicitous Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather
Judith Fryer's study of novelists Edith Wharton and Willa Cather is a rich examination of the actual and imagined spaces women inhabit, perceive, and create. Turning to the period of ""America's
A Feast Of Words: The Triumph Of Edith Wharton
The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography. To this new edition of her book, considered by many to
Edith Wharton's Letters From the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing
In this book, Candace Waid presents an innovative reading of the work of Edith Wharton. Waid examines Wharton's lifelong preoccupation with the place of the American woman writer, which she locates
"Such Depths of Sad Initiation": Edith Wharton and New England
disturbed readers. Lionel Trilling, for example, sees the work as "a factitious book, perhaps even a cruel book."' Irving Howe describes it as "a severe depiction of gratuitous human suffering in a
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
This is a profound exploration of the current wars, looking at violence, gender and different forms of resistance. In "Frames of War", Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of state violence,
Literary Theory: An Anthology
Preface.Acknowledgments.Part One Formalisms: Russian Formalism and New Criticism.1. Introduction: Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, Formalisms.2. Boris Eichenbaum, The Formal Method.3. Viktor Shklovsky,
Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, vividly reflects on her public and private life in this stunning memoir. With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Preface (1999) Preface (1990) 1. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire I. 'Women' as the Subject of Feminism II. The Compulsory Order of Sex/Gender/Desire III. Gender: The Circular Ruins of Contemporary
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses
We commonly call rehgious ideology, ethical ideology, legal ideology, poli1ical ideology, CIC., SO many "world outlooks." Of course, assuming that "C do not live one of these ideologies as !he trulh
Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome and the Question of Meaning
En depit de certains critiques qui n'y trouvent aucun contenu moral, cette nouvelle d'E. W., a la fois conte de fees, critique sociale et fiction psychohistorique, exprime une morale coherente sur la