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American fictions, 1940-1980 : a comprehensive history and critical evaluation

Author: Frederick Robert Karl
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive, critical analysis of American novels of the past four decades interprets and evaluates a wide range of writers and works of what Karl views as the first sustained period of "American Modernism."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karl, Frederick Robert, 1927-
American fictions, 1940-1980.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1983
(OCoLC)561497111
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Robert Karl
ISBN: 0060149396 9780060149390
OCLC Number: 7836076
Description: xiv, 637 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A Polemical introduction: Who we are --
Themes and counterthemes --
American space and spatiality --
The Persistence of pastoral --
The War and the novel --
before and after --
Growing up in America: The 1940s and thereafter --
The Counterfeit decade --
The Political novel: 1950s and after --
The 1960s: The (WO)man who cried I am --
The Possibilities of minimalism --
The Female experience --
The 1970s: Where we are --
The Nonfiction novel --
Who we are and where we are going.
Responsibility: Frederick R. Karl.

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This comprehensive, critical analysis of American novels of the past four decades interprets and evaluates a wide range of writers and works of what Karl views as the first sustained period of "American Modernism."

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