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Beyond the waste land: a study of the American novel in the nineteen-sixties,

Author: Raymond M Olderman
Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the novels of Ken Kesey, Stanley Elkin, John Barth, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, John Hawkes, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Peter S. Beagle.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Heller; Thomas Pynchon; John Barth; Ken Kesey; Kurt Vonnegut; John Barth; Joseph Heller; Ken Kesey; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond M Olderman
ISBN: 0300015437 9780300015430
OCLC Number: 357352
Description: xi, 258 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The problem of reality and the new rationale for romance --
pt. 1. The waste land as institution: The grail knight arrives: Ken Kesey, One flew over the cuckoo's nest --
The fisher king turns warden: Stanley Elkin, A bad man --
The grail knight goes to college: John Barth, Giles goat-boy --
The grail knight departs: Joseph Heller, Catch-22 --
pt. 2. The waste land as conspiracy: The illusion and the possibility of conspiracy: Thomas Pynchon, V. and The crying of Lot --
Conspiracy from without and within: John Hawkes, The lime twig; Stanley Elkin, Boswell --
pt. 3. From waste land to fable land: Out of the waste land and into the fire: cataclysm or the cosmic cool: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The sirens of Titan; Mother night; Cat's cradle; God bless you, Mr. Rosewater; Slaughterhouse-five or The children's crusade --
Out of the waste land: Peter S. Beagle, The last unicorn.
Responsibility: by Raymond M. Olderman.

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Discusses the novels of Ken Kesey, Stanley Elkin, John Barth, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, John Hawkes, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Peter S. Beagle.

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Preface ix Introduction: The problem of reality and the new rationale for romance 1 Pt. 1. The waste land as institution 31 1. The grail knight arrives: Ken Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" 35 2. The fisher king turns warden: Stanley Elkin, "A Bad Man" 52 3. The grail knight goes to college: John Barth, "Giles Goat-Boy" 72 4. The grail knight departs: Joseph Heller, "Catch-22" 94 Pt. 2. The waste land as conspiracy 117 5. The illusion and the possibility of conspiracy: Thomas Pynchon, V. and "The Crying of Lot" 123 6. Conspiracy from without and within: John Hawkes, "The Lime Twig"; Stanley Elkin, "Boswell" 150 Pt. 3. From waste land to fable land 185 7. Out of the waste land and into the fire: cataclysm or the cosmic cool: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., "The Sirens of Titan"; "Mother Night"; "Cat's Cradle"; "God Bless You", "Mr. Rosewater"; "Slaughterhouse-Five" or "The Children's Crusade" 189 8. Out of the waste land: Peter S. Beagle, "The Last Unicorn" 220 Selected Bibliography 243 Index 253

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