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Austere style in twentieth-century literature : literary minimalism

Author: James Dishon McDermott
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
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Explores the literary minimal styles of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Carver and David Mamet.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDermott, James Dishon.
Austere style in twentieth-century literature.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)892051243
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Richard Brautigan; Raymond Carver; David Mamet; Richard Brautigan; Raymond Carver; David Mamet; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Dishon McDermott
ISBN: 0773458999 9780773458994
OCLC Number: 62790061
Description: iii, 153 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; 1. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Minimal Style: Austerity and Anti-Foundationalism; 2. Richard Brautigan's Minimal Style: Gentleness, Emotive Function, and the Problematic of Selfhood; 3. Raymond Carver's Minimal Style: Political Commitment, Narrative Omission, and the Contingency of Community; 4. David Mamet's Minimal Style: Uninflection, Waste, and Authenticity Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: James Dishon McDermott.

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