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Design and debris : a chaotics of postmodern American fiction

Author: Joseph M Conte
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002.
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Reading eight major contemporary authors through the lens of chaos theory, this book offers new and original interpretations of works that have been the subject of much critical debate. The author  Read more...

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Conte, Joseph M. (Joseph Mark), 1960-
Design and debris.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605250249
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Conte
ISBN: 0817311149 9780817311148 0817311157 9780817311155
OCLC Number: 48014827
Description: xi, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Being in uncertainties : orderly disorder in postmodern American fiction --
Design and debris : John Hawkes's Travesty, chaos theory, and the swerve --
Discipline and anarchy : disrupted codes in Kathy Acker's Empire of the senseless --
American oulipo : proceduralism in the novels of Gilbert Sorrentino, Harry Mathews, and John Barth --
Noise and signal : information theory in Don DeLillo's White noise --
The perfect game : dynamic equilibrium and the bifurcation point in Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association --
The excluded middle : complexity in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's rainbow --
The superabundance of cyberspace : postmodern fiction in the information age.
Responsibility: Joseph M. Conte.

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