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The Resource The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980, Patrick O'Donnell

The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980, Patrick O'Donnell

Label
The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980
Title
The American novel now
Title remainder
reading contemporary American fiction since 1980
Statement of responsibility
Patrick O'Donnell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary American fiction since 1980 is known for its remarkable liveliness, diversity, and rigor, The American Novel Now navigates this exciting and vast terrain, offering a symptomatic reading of contemporary American fiction that considers both mainstream and experimental writing from over seventy different authors and novels. Featured authors include Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Louise Erdrich, Don Delillo, Richard Powers, Kathy Acker, and many more." "The book explores a wide range of themes offered in the wealth of contemporary American fiction, including identity, history, family, nation, and aesthetics, as well as cultural movements, styles, and narrative strategies. The American Novel Now provides an excellent guide for those who wish to be introduced to the contexts, vitality, and diversity of the contemporary American novel over the last thirty years."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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O'Donnell, Patrick
Dewey number
813/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.O35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
Label
The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980, Patrick O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I: Before 1980 -- Part II: From New Realisms to Postmodernism -- This American Life -- Dirty Realisms -- Only Wor(l)ds -- Magnifying Reality, Multiplying Genre -- Part III: Becoming Identities -- Reinventing Character -- Racing Identity -- Engendering Narrative -- Toward the Posthuman -- Part IV: What Happened to History? -- The Past is Prologue -- Tunneling In -- Imagining Epoch -- Another History -- Narrating Vietnam -- Catastrophe: The Ends of History -- Part V: Relations Stopping Nowhere -- The Postnuclear Family -- The Reach of Community -- From There to Here: Migration and Nation
Control code
ocn429227179
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 234 p.
Isbn
9781405167574
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030168
System control number
(OCoLC)429227179
Label
The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980, Patrick O'Donnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I: Before 1980 -- Part II: From New Realisms to Postmodernism -- This American Life -- Dirty Realisms -- Only Wor(l)ds -- Magnifying Reality, Multiplying Genre -- Part III: Becoming Identities -- Reinventing Character -- Racing Identity -- Engendering Narrative -- Toward the Posthuman -- Part IV: What Happened to History? -- The Past is Prologue -- Tunneling In -- Imagining Epoch -- Another History -- Narrating Vietnam -- Catastrophe: The Ends of History -- Part V: Relations Stopping Nowhere -- The Postnuclear Family -- The Reach of Community -- From There to Here: Migration and Nation
Control code
ocn429227179
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 234 p.
Isbn
9781405167574
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030168
System control number
(OCoLC)429227179

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