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American postmodernist fiction and the past

Author: Theophilus Savvas
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a close-reading of the work of five prominent American postmodernist writers, this book re-evaluates the role of the past in recent American fiction, outlines the development of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theophilus Savvas
ISBN: 9780230298347 0230298346
OCLC Number: 703871154
Description: ix, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: representing history, re-presenting the past --
'Nothing but words': chronicling and storytelling in Robert Coover's The Public Burning --
'There is a world inside the world': Don DeLillo's Libra and latent history --
Pynchon plays dice: Mason & Dixon and quantum history --
'A long list of regrettable actions': William T. Vollmann's symbolic history --
'There is only narrative': E.L. Doctorow and postmodernism --
Conclusion: moving on from postmodernism.
Responsibility: Theophilus Savvas.

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