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

Author: Steven Belletto
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1., issued as an Oxford Univ. Press paperbackView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Belletto
ISBN: 9780199826889 0199826889 9780199354351 0199354359
OCLC Number: 894766262
Description: VIII, 206 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Chance, Narrative, and the Logic of the Cold War ; Chapter Two: Aesthetic Responses to Political Fictions: Pynchon and the ; Violence of Narrative Chance ; Chapter Three: The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov's Cold War ; Chapter Four: Accidents Going Somewhere to Happen: African-American ; Self-Definition at Mid-Century ; Chapter Five: The Game Theory Narrative and the Myth of the ; National Security State ; Chapter Six: Their Country, Our Culture: The Persistence of the Cold War ; Coda: Cold War Meaning ; Bibliography ; Index
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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