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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:   Print 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; Paul Auster; Don DeLillo; Charles Johnson; Tim O'Brien; Charles Johnson, Schriftsteller.; Tim O'Brien, Schriftsteller.; Paul Auster; Don DeLillo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Donovan
ISBN: 0415971276 9780415971270
OCLC Number: 56011899
Description: x, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Postmodernism, liberal ironism, and contemporary storytelling --
Ch. 2. Social realism in the postmodern age --
Ch. 3. "Middle class realism" and the acceptance of the reader --
Ch. 4. Morality and solidarity in the ironic novel --
Ch. 5. "Evil is the movement toward void" : self-absorption, play, and the ambiguous gift of genre in the early novels of Don DeLillo --
Ch. 6. "Entropy and efflorescence" : to and from the zero in the early novels of Paul Auster --
Ch. 7. "Nobody would believe a word" : sincerity amid terror in the early novels of Tim O'Brien --
Ch. 8. "Father's gift of mythopoesis and love" : conflicted voices in the early Charles Johnson --
Ch. 9. "The days of being a shadow are over" : the ironic narrative in practice --
Ch. 10. "Others first" : approaching solidarity --
Afterword : "create the counternarrative" : writings in a new century.
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Christopher Donovan.
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