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Flights from realism : themes and strategies in postmodernist British and American fiction

Author: Marguerite Alexander
Publisher: London u.a. : Arnold, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Examines the main areas of development in the novel since the great innovative writers of the early part of this century. In seeking evidence on the key issues generated by postmodernism the author  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marguerite Alexander
ISBN: 0713165642 9780713165647
OCLC Number: 231122654
Description: VI, 216 S
Contents: Part 1 From modernism to postmodernism: the world and the world; in the beginning was the pun - James Joyce "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", "Ulysses", Samuel Beckett "Murphy", Flann O'Brien "At Swim-Two-Birds"; a dinghy way to die - William Faulkner "The Sound and the Fury", Malcolm Lowry "Under the Volcano", William Golding "Pincher Martin", Samuel Beckett "Molloy", "Malone Dies", "The Unnamable"; desire - Vladimir Nabokov "Lolita", Rasamund Lehmann "The Echoing Grove", Lawrence Durrell "The Alexandria Quartet". Part 2 After 1960: breakdown - Doris Lessing "The Golden Notebook", Saul Bellow "Herzog", D.M. Thomas "The White Hotel"; society - Thomas Pynchon, "The Crying of Lot 49", Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions", David Lodge "Small World"; history - John Fowles "The French Lieutenant's Woman", E.L. Doctorow "Ragtime", Salman Rushdie "Midnight's Children"; war - Joseph Heller "Catch 22", Kurt Vonnegut "Slaughterhouse 5", Thomas Pynchon "Gravity's Rainbow"; the tempest and other games people play - John Fowles "The Magus", Iris Murdoch "The Sea, The Sea", Muriel Spark "Not To Disturb", Vladimir Nabokov "Pale Fire", Paul Auster "The New York Trilogy". Afterword: "The Satanic Verses", alternative realities and absolute truth.
Responsibility: Marguerite Alexander.

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