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The quest for epic in contemporary American fiction : John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

Author: Catherine Morley
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge transnational perspectives on American literature, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. This work analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morley, Catherine, 1977-
Quest for epic in contemporary American fiction.
New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008016536
(OCoLC)226212841
Named Person: John Updike; Philip Roth; Don DeLillo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Morley
ISBN: 9780203889534 0203889533
OCLC Number: 318240076
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 218 pages).
Contents: Theoretical and generic considerations --
A transnational inheritance: Joycean and American ancestry --
The bard of everyday domesticity: John Updike's song of America --
Transnational paternalisms: Philip Roth's post-pastoral American epic --
Don DeLillo's Underworld as recycled American epic.
Series Title: Routledge transnational perspectives on American literature, 8.
Responsibility: Catherine Morley.

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