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Jonathan Lethem

Author: James Peacock
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2012.
Series: Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Lethem is the first full-length study dedicated to the work of an exciting, genre-busting contemporary writer with an increasingly high profile in American literature. Examining all of Lethem?s novels, as well as a number of his short fictions, essays and critical works, this study shows how the author?s prolific output, his restlessness and his desire always to be subverting literary forms and genres, are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peacock, James.
Jonathan Lethem.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2012
Named Person: Jonathan Lethem; Jonathan Lethem; Jonathan Lethem
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Peacock
ISBN: 9781847794659 1847794653
OCLC Number: 818847524
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages).
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: genre collisions and mutations; 1. Private dicks: science fiction meets detection in Gun, With Occasional Music; 2. The nightmare of the local: apocalypse on the road in Amnesia Moon; 3. Alice in the academy: As She Climbed Across the Table; 4. Far away, so close: Brooklyn goes to space in Girl in Landscape; 5. 'We learned to tell our story walking': Tourette's and urban space in Motherless Brooklyn; 6. Mixed media: graffiti, writing and coming-of-age in The Fortress of Solitude. 7. 'Hiding in plain sight': reality and secrecy in You Don't Love Me Yet and Chronic CityConclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contemporary American and Canadian writers.

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Jonathan Lethem is the first full-length study dedicated to the work of an exciting, genre-busting contemporary writer with an increasingly high profile in American literature. Examining all of Lethem?s novels, as well as a number of his short fictions, essays and critical works, this study shows how the author?s prolific output, his restlessness and his desire always to be subverting literary forms and genres, are consistent with his interest in subcultural identities. The human need to break off into small groupings, subcultures or miniature utopias is mirrored in the critical tendency to en.

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