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The anti-hero in the American novel : from Joseph Heller to Kurt Vonnegut

Author: David Simmons
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s such a Catch-22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Slaughterhouse-Five to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels know for their depictions of dissident individuals opposed to the ideological mores of the establishment. Simmons explores the anti-heroic subversions of the main figures in these novels and compares them with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Simmons
ISBN: 0230603238 9780230603233 9781137473257 1137473258 9781349371525 1349371521
OCLC Number: 154703610
Description: xi, 200 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The rebel with a cause? the anti-heroic figure in American fiction of the 1960s --
Individualism and the anti-capitalist, anti-heroic figure in American fiction of the 1960s --
The outlaw returns : the cowboy in American fiction of the 1960s --
Sinner or saint? the anti-hero as Christ figure in the American novel of the 1960s.
Series Title: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Responsibility: David Simmons.
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The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural  Read more...

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