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John Irving : a critical companion

Author: Josie P Campbell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of America's most noted contemporary novelists, John Irving has created a body of fiction of extraordinary range, moving with ease from romance to fairytale to thriller. Although his fiction follows in the tradition of the great 19th-century world novelists, he is a quintessential American writer - his novels are laced with broad humor, farce, and absurd situations. He does not hesitate to tackle the troubling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Campbell, Josie P.
John Irving.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(DLC) 98009349
(OCoLC)38199666
Named Person: John Irving; John Irving; John Irving; John Irving
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josie P Campbell
ISBN: 0313007691 9780313007699 0313302227 9780313302220
OCLC Number: 51551045
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages) : portrait.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ch. 1. Life of John Irving --
ch. 2. John Irving's novels: an overview --
ch. 3. Setting free the bears (1968) --
ch. 4. Water-method man (1972) --
ch. 5. 158-pound marriage (1973) --
ch. 6. World according to Garp (1976) --
ch. 7. Hotel New Hampshire (181) --
ch. 8. Cider house rules (1985) --
ch. 9. Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) --
ch. 10. Son of the circus (1994) --
ch. 11. Widow for one year (1998).
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Josie P. Campbell.

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This study analyses all of John Irving's novels from "Setting Free The Bears" to his most recent novel "A Widow For One Year". Irving tackles issues such as war racism, sexism, abortion, violence and  Read more...

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