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No accident, comrade : chance and design in Cold War American narratives

Author: Steven Belletto
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No Accident, Comrade argues that chance became a complex yet conflicted cultural signifier during the Cold War, when a range of thinkers-politicians, novelists, historians, biologists, sociologists,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Belletto
ISBN: 9780199826889 0199826889 9780199354351 0199354359
OCLC Number: 1031692518
Description: viii, 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Chance, narrative, and the logic of the Cold War --
Aesthetic responses to political fictions : Pynchon and the violence of narrative chance --
The Zemblan who came in from the cold : Nabokov's Cold War --
Accidents going somewhere to happen : African-American self-definition at mid-century --
The game theory narrative and the myth of the national security state --
Their country, our culture : the persistence of the Cold War --
Coda : Cold War meaning.
Responsibility: Steven Belletto.

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One of the most useful and effective aspects of No Accident, Comrade is that it suggests connections within quite a disparate body of fiction. * David Seed, Modern Language Review *

 
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