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The prestige of violence : American fiction, 1962-2007

Author: Sally Bachner
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bachner, Sally, 1970-
Prestige of violence.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010044006
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Bachner
ISBN: 0820341355 9780820341354 1283252910 9781283252911
OCLC Number: 756280802
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 172 pages)
Contents: The prestige of violence: American fiction, 1962-2007 --
Zembla in The New York Times: Pale fire's historical violence --
Monks and "The mind of Watts": Vietnam in The crying of Lot 49 --
Americanizing Vietnam in Mailer's The armies of the night --
Veterans of sex: feminist fiction and the rise of PTSD --
"Words generally only spoil things": fantasy, testimony, and trauma in the work of Philip Roth --
"The hammers striking the page": Don DeLillo and the violent politics of language --
After the aftermath: American fiction since 2007.
Responsibility: Sally Bachner.


Demonstrates how many of the most influential novels from the 1960s onwards are united by the dramatic opposition they draw between a debased and untrustworthy conventional language, on the one hand,  Read more...


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