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After the end of history : American fiction in the 1990s

Author: Samuel S Cohen
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2009.
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In this bold book, Samuel Cohen asserts the literary and historical importance of the period between the fall of the Berlin wall and that of the Twin Towers in New York. With refreshing clarity, he examines six 1990s novels and two post-9/11 novels that explore the impact of the end of the Cold War: Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, Roth's American Pastoral, Morrison's Paradise, O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods, Didion's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Cohen, Samuel S.
After the end of history.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006881
(OCoLC)311074765
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel S Cohen
ISBN: 9781587298905 1587298902
OCLC Number: 503172983
Description: 1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
Responsibility: Samuel Cohen.

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Asserts literary and historical importance of the period between the fall of the Berlin wall and that of the Twin Towers in New York. This book examines six 1990s novels and two post-9/11 novels that  Read more...

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