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American Novel Now Reading Contemporary American Fiction Since 1980

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ISBN-10: 1405167556

ISBN-13: 9781405167550

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patrick O'Donnell

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Contemporary American fiction since 1980 is known for its remarkable liveliness, diversity, and rigour. 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 70 different authors and novels. Featured authors include Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Louise Erdrich, Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Kathy Acker and many more.Written in a lively and accessible style, 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface
Before 1980
From New Realisms to Postmodernism
This American Life
"Dirty Realisms"
Only Wor(l)ds
Magnifying Reality, Multiplying Genre
Becoming Identities
Reinventing Character
Racing Identity
Engendering Narrative
Toward the Posthuman
What Happened to History?
The Past is Prologue
Tunneling In
Imagining Epoch
Another History
Catastrophe:
The Ends of History
Relations Stopping Nowhere
The Postnuclear Family
The Reach of Community
Nation and Migration:
From There to Here
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index