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The contemporary American comic epic : the novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey

Author: Elaine B Safer
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1988.
Series: Humor in life and letters.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Safer, Elaine B.
Contemporary American comic epic.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)581732786
Named Person: John Barth; Thomas Pynchon; William Gaddis; Ken Kesey; John Barth; William Gaddis; Ken Kesey; Thomas Pynchon; Littérature héroï-comique; John Barth; Thomas Pynchon; William Gaddis; Ken Kesey; John Barth; William Gaddis; Ken Kesey; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine B Safer
ISBN: 0814319424 9780814319420 0814320503 9780814320501
OCLC Number: 18051504
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: An overview --
Twentieth-century comic epic novels and Cotton Mather's Magnalia --
Whitman's Leaves of grass and the twentieth-century comic epic --
Comic retrospection in John Barth's The sot-weed factor and Giles goat-boy --
The tall tale, the absurd, and Black humor in Thomas Pynchon's V and Gravity's rainbow --
Ironic allusiveness and satire in William Gaddis's The recognitions --
The absurd quest and Black humor in Ken Kesey's Sometimes a great notion.
Series Title: Humor in life and letters.
Responsibility: Elaine B. Safer.

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