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Critical angles : European views of contemporary American literature

Author: Marc Chénetier
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1986.
Series: Crosscurrents/modern critiques., Third series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume demonstrates an awareness of contemporary American literature on the part of 13 European critics, and is organized in two parts. The first part, "Wide Angles," explores the methodology and the problems posed by the study of innovative texts. The essayists--French, Italian, German, Belgian, and British critics--offer perspectives on modernism and postmodernism, author-reader relations in narrative,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Critical angles.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)559783452
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Chénetier
ISBN: 0809312166 9780809312160
OCLC Number: 11841702
Description: xxv, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Wide angles: The real thing: notes on an American strategy / Alide Cagidmetrio --
Modernism/postmodernism: continuities of a "split" repertoire of narrative themes and strategies (a provisional restatement of a traditional view of twentieth century literary avant-gardism) / Hartwig Isernhagen --
Yours faithfully, the author / Maurice Couturier --
A room of one's own: the author and the reader in the text / Heide Ziegler --
Figure and ground in modern America poetry / Ellman Crasnow --
pt. 2. Applied clinometrics: The exile of Binx Bolling: Walker Percy's Moviegoer / Claude Richard --
The energy of an absence: perfection as useful fiction in the novels of Gaddis and Sorrentino / Johan Thielemans --
Between latency and knowledge: figures of preinitiation in Nabokov and Balthus / Pierre Gault --
"An exact precession": Leonardo, Gertrude, and Guy Davenport's Da Vinci's Bicycle --
On the pertinaciousness of the father, the son, and the subject: the case of Donald Barthelme / Régis Durand --
Living on/off the "reserve": performance, interrogation, and negativity in the works of Raymond Carver / Marc Chénetier --
David Mamet, a virtuoso of invective / Guido Almansi --
Sam Shepard: word and image / Christopher Bigsby.
Series Title: Crosscurrents/modern critiques., Third series.
Responsibility: edited by Marc Chénetier.
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This volume demonstrates an awareness of contemporary American literature on the part of 13 European critics, and is organized in two parts. The first part, "Wide Angles," explores the methodology and the problems posed by the study of innovative texts. The essayists--French, Italian, German, Belgian, and British critics--offer perspectives on modernism and postmodernism, author-reader relations in narrative, narrative themes and strategies, and poetry and drama. The second part, "Applied Cinometrics," deals with particular authors and their works. Subjects discussed include: Walker Percy; the novels of William Gaddis and John Sorrentino; a comparative study of Nabokov and Balthus; Raymond Carver; David Mamet; Donald Barthelme; and Sam Shepard. ISBN 0-8093-1216-6: $21.95.

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