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Postmodern counternarratives : irony and audience in the novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien

Author: Christopher Donovan
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a wide-ranging discussion of realism, postmodernism, literary theory and popular fiction before focusing on the careers of four prominent novelists.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Johnson; Paul Auster; Tim O'Brien; Don DeLillo; Charles Richard Johnson; Paul Auster; Tim O'Brien; Don DeLillo; Charles Johnson, Schriftsteller.; Tim O'Brien, Schriftsteller.; Paul Auster; Don DeLillo; Paul Auster; Don DeLillo; Charles Johnson; Tim O'Brien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Donovan
ISBN: 0415971276 9780415971270
OCLC Number: 56011899
Description: x, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Postmodernism, Liberal Ironism, and Contemporary Storytelling II: Social Realism in the Postmodern Age III: "Middle Class Realism" and the Acceptance of the Reader IV: Morality and Solidarity in the Ironic Novel V: "Evil is the Movement Toward Void:" Self-Absorption, Play, and the Ambiguous Gift of Genre in the Earlier Novels of Don DeLillo VI: "Entropy and Efflorescence:" To and From the Zero in the Early Novels of Paul Auster VII: "Nobody Would Believe a Word:" Earnestness in the Face of Postmodernism Terror in the Early Novels of Tim O'Brien VIII: "Father's Gift of Mythopoesis and Love:" Conflicted Voices in the Early Charles Johnson IX: "The Days of Being a Shadow are Over:" The Ironic Narrative in Practice X: "Others First:" Approaching Solidarity Bibliography
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Christopher Donovan.
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