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American postmodernist fiction and the past

Author: Theophilus Savvas
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past offers a new way of thinking about how history and the past function in postmodernist fiction of America. Providing close-readings of key texts by Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William T. Vollmann and E.L. Doctorow, the book traces the development of the postmodernist historical novel, and outlines both the commonalities and the differences in the ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Savvas, Theophilus, 1982-
American postmodernist fiction and the past.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011
(DLC) 2011006611
(OCoLC)703871154
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theophilus Savvas
ISBN: 9780230307780 0230307787
OCLC Number: 767824017
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
'Nothing but words': Chronicling and Storytelling in Robert Coover's The Public Burning --
'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 --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Theophilus Savvas.

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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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