Being "Ourselves": Alternating Identities in the Fiction of Lyle Saxon

By Chance Harvey.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper shows how Lyle Saxon alternately reinvents himself and reveals an iconoclastic identity by creating, particularly in his novel "Children of Strangers", characters who violate social/racial/sexual taboos.

Keywords: Culture, Persona, Social, Racial, Social Constricts, Louisiana, Identity

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.237-242. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.748MB).

Dr. Chance Harvey

Dr Chance Harvey received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Millsaps College, Duke University, and Tulane University, respectively. She has taught in the English departments of Tulane University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of Mississippi. Dr Harvey recently published a biography, "The Life and Selected Letters of Lyle Saxon" (New Orleans: Pelican, 2003), and she regularly gives lectures about Saxon to academic and civic audiences. She presently teaches in the English Department of Southeastern Louisiana University.

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