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Theories of play and postmodern fiction

Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1998.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2068.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Comparative literature and cultural studies ;, v. 3.
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Edwards (literary studies, Deakin U.) argues that play is endemic to culture and that it helps to explain the operations of literary texts as cultural productions. He analyzes the forms and styles  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Edwards
ISBN: 0815328478 9780815328476
OCLC Number: 37631212
Description: xvii, 310 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Grasshopper antics: the playhouse of language. Foreplay --
Play: the reader as chameleon --
Deconstruction: the reader as Scheherazade. Duplicity as virtue: playful texts and textualized players. The play as postmoderism --
Narcissus at the edge: the endlessly diddling play of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow --
Letters to literature: the epistolary artfulness of John Barth's LETTERS --
Strategies of influence: intertextual infiltration in Robert Kroetsch's What the crow said --
Revisioning the carnivalesque: the cultural combinations of Angela Carter's Nights at the circus --
Deceptive constructions: the art of building in Peter Carey's Illywhacker.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2068.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Comparative literature and cultural studies ;, v. 3.
Responsibility: Brian Edwards.
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