The American Novel Now

Author by : Patrick O'Donnell
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The American Novel Now navigates the vast terrain of the American novel since 1980, exploring issues of identity, history, family, nation, and aesthetics, as well as cultural movements and narrative strategies from over seventy different authors and novels. Discusses an exceptionally wide-range of authors and novels, from established figures to significant emerging writers Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Louise Erdrich, Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Kathy Acker and many more Explores the range of themes and styles offered in the wealth of contemporary American fiction since 1980, in both mainstream and experimental writings Reflects the liveliness and diversity of American fiction in the last thirty years Written in a style that makes it ideal for students and scholars, while also accessible for general readers


The American Novel And The Way We Live Now

Author by : John W. Aldridge
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Examines the views of contemporary American society in the novels of authors, including Philip Roth, Joseph Heller, William Styron, and Norman Mailer


Love And Death In The American Novel

Author by : Leslie A. Fiedler
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Publisher by : Dalkey Archive Press
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Description : "No other study of the American novel has such fascinating and on the whole right things to say."—Washington Post


A Companion To The American Novel

Author by : Alfred Bendixen
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.


What America Read

Author by : Gordon Hutner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press
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Description : Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. Gordon Hutner describes the distorted, canonized history of the twentieth-century American novel as a record of modern classics insufficiently appreciated in their day but recuperated by scholars in order to shape the grand tradition of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. In presenting literary history this way, Hutner argues, scholars have forgotten a rich treasury of realist novels that recount the story of the American middle-class's confrontation with modernity. Reading these novels now offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness debates about what kind of nation America would become and what place its newly dominant middle class would have--and, Hutner suggests, should also lead us to wonder how our own contemporary novels will be remembered.


The Cambridge History Of The American Novel

Author by : Leonard Cassuto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.


The Encyclopedia Of Twentieth Century Fiction

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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)


The Columbia History Of The American Novel

Author by : Emory Elliott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Examines the literary history of the American novel, and looks at the contributions of such writers as Herman Melville, Toni, Morrison, and Saul Bellow


The Jewish American Novel

Author by : Philippe Codde
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Publisher by : Purdue University Press
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Description : Philippe Codde provides a comparative cultural analysis of the unprecedented success of the Jewish novel in the postwar United States by situating the process and event in the context of three closely-related American cultural movements: the popularity in the US of French philosophical and literary existentialism, the increasing visibility of the Holocaust in US-American life, and the advent of radical theology. Codde argues that the literary repertoire of the postwar Jewish novel consists of an amalgam of these cultural elements that were making their mark in the political, religious, and philosophical systems of the United States at the time, and that this explains, in part, the Jewish novel's sweeping success in the American literary system.


The Contemporary American Novel In Context

Author by : Andrew Dix
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : A critical introduction to the contemporary American novel focusing on contexts, key texts and criticism.