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City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970.

Author: Tony Tanner
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud.
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Tanner, Tony.
City of words.
New York, Harper & Row [1971]
(OCoLC)575137058
Named Person: Norman Mailer; Donald Barthelme; Frank Conroy; Susan Sontag; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; William Gaddis; Jorge Luis Borges; Thomas Pynchon; Richard Brautigan; Sylvia Plath; Walker Percy; John Updike; John Barth; John Hawkes; Ken Kesey; James Purdy; William S Burroughs; Ralph Ellison; Joseph Heller; William H Gass; Bernard Malamud; Philip Roth; Kurt Vonnegut
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Tanner
ISBN: 0060142170 9780060142179
OCLC Number: 161740
Description: 463 pages 22 cm
Contents: On lexical playfields (Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges) --
The music of invisibility (Ralph Ellison) --
A mode of motion (Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller) --
Frames without pictures (James Purdy) --
Rub out the word (William Burroughs) --
Everything running down --
Caries and cabals (Thomas Pynchon) --
The uncertain messenger (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) --
Necessary landscapes and luminous deteriorations (John Hawkes) --
What is the case? (John Barth) --
Interior spaciousness -car, bell jar, tunnel and house (Walker Percy, Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, William Gass) --
A compromised environment (John Updike) --
Fictionalized recall -or "The settling of scores! The pursuit of dreams!" (Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Frank Conroy) --
A new life (Bernard Malamud) --
On the parapet (Norman Mailer) --
Edge city (Ken Kesey) --
Conclusion: Recognitions (William Gaddis) --
Fragments and fantasies (Donald Barthelme, Richard Brautigan) --
The wide wings of the language.

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Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud.

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