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

Author: David Simmons; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: American literature readings in the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 as Catch-22, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and Slaughterhouse 5 to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works, and in the process reasserts the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Simmons, David, 1979-
Anti-hero in the American novel.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007044445
(OCoLC)154703610
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Simmons; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230612525 0230612520
OCLC Number: 334886672
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 200 pages).
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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