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Interpreting radical metaphor in the experimental fictions of Donald Barthelme, Thomas Pynchon, and Kathy Acker

Author: Victoria De Zwaan
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2002.
Series: Studies in comparative literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 43.
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This study argues that the often-noted resistance to interpretation by these authors' experimental fiction has to do with the radical functioning of metaphor in their texts.

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De Zwaan, Victoria.
Interpreting radical metaphor in the experimental fictions of Donald Barthelme, Thomas Pynchon, and Kathy Acker.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)903860662
Named Person: Donald Barthelme; Thomas Pynchon; Kathy Acker; Kathy Acker; Donald Barthelme; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria De Zwaan
ISBN: 0773472800 9780773472808 088946393X 9780889463936
OCLC Number: 47521374
Description: xi, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: On Metaphor and Postmodern Fiction / Russell Brown --
Introduction: The Metaphoric Narrative --
Metaphoric Narrative --
Narrativity --
Metaphor --
Postmodern Pirates and Strategies of Appropriation --
Ready-mades and Metafiction --
Plagiarism and Reconfiguration --
Piracy --
"Catch me if you can": Process and the Metaphoric Narrative --
Not Waiting for Godot in America --
The Beckett Signature --
From the Abyss to the Labyrinth --
Barthelme's Narrative Poetics --
Snow White --
The Dead Father --
The King --
Barthelme's Metaphoric Narratives --
Pynchon's Asymmetrical Four --
Piracy --
Binary Opposites and the Motif of the Quest --
Metaphors of Mediation --
History, Identity, and Genocide --
Metaphor --
Acker's Strategy of Plagiarism --
Imaginative Identification: Janey Reads The Scarlet Letter --
Ironic Identification: "I am Jane Eyre" --
Total Collision: De-sublimating the Repressed Hero --
Gibson --
Twain --
Mature Reflections: Caddy Speaks --
The Poetics of Plagiarism --
Situating the Metaphoric Narrative.
Series Title: Studies in comparative literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 43.
Responsibility: Victoria de Zwaan.

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