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Arches & light : the fiction of John Gardner

Author: David Cowart
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983.
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"Arches and Light "demonstrates the depth and complexity of Gardner s fiction, as well as his utterly consistent moral vision. Cowart argues that Gardner s career, from "The Resurrection "to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cowart, David.
Arches and light.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)561376433
Named Person: John Gardner; John Gardner; John Gardner; John Gardner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cowart
ISBN: 0809311275 9780809311279
OCLC Number: 9195655
Description: xii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Flooring the Ancient Abyss": John Gardner and moral fiction --
Et in Arcadia Ego: Gardner's early pastoral novels --
Artists divine and otherwise: Grendel --
Paradise lost: The sunlight Dialogues --
From angst to affirmation: The King's Indian --
The dying fall: October Light --
Dealing with dragons: the children's tales --
History as fiction, fiction as history: Freddy's Book --
Theme and variations: The Art of Living --
No man is an island: Mickelsson's Ghosts.
Other Titles: Arches and light.
Responsibility: David Cowart.
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Gardner is one of the most creative, obstreperous, and troublesome characters in current American fiction. Cowart s book goes far toward explaining whyand rather brilliantly far, I think, in placing Read more...

 
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