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The program era : postwar fiction and the rise of creative writing

The program era : postwar fiction and the rise of creative writing

Author: Mark McGurl
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) : Harvard University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Interprets postwar American fiction, asserting that it can be understood only in relation to the rise of mass higher education and the creative writing program. This book asks how the patronage of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McGurl
ISBN: 9780674033191 0674033191
OCLC Number: 470892786
Notes: Notes bibliogr. p. 411-454.
Description: 1 v. (XIV-466 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : halls of mirror --
Autobardolatry: modernist fiction, progressive education, "creative writing" --
Understanding Iowa : the religion of institutionalization --
The social construction of unreality : creative writing in the open system --
Our phonocentrism : finding the voice of the (minority) storyteller --
The hidden injuries of craft : mass higher education and lower-middle-class modernism --
Art and alma mater : the family, the nation, and the primal scene of instruction --
Miniature America : or, the program in transplanetary perspective --
Afterword : systematic excellence.
Responsibility: Mark McGurl.
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[There's] much food for thought in what [McGurl] has to say about literary trends. Most, interesting, though, is his sensitive exploration of the interplay between individual writers and the Creative Read more...

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