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The American novel now reading contemporary American fiction since 1980

The American novel now reading contemporary American fiction since 1980

O'Donnell, Patrick 1948-

Book. English.
Published Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, c2010
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Statement of responsibility: Patrick O'Donnell
ISBN: 1405167556, 1405167572, 9781405167550, 9781405167574
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
Note: Pbk.
Physical Description: xi, 234 p. 23cm
Subject: Literature and history United States History 20th century; Literature and society United States History 20th century; American fiction 20th century History and criticism

Contents

  1. Part I: Before 1980
  2. Part II: From new realisms to postmodernism
  3. "This American Life"
  4. "Dirty Realisms"
  5. Only wor(l)ds
  6. Magnifying reality, multiplying genre
  7. Part III: Becoming identities
  8. Reinventing character
  9. Racing identity
  10. Engendering narrative
  11. Toward the posthuman
  12. Part IV: What happened to history?
  13. The past is prologue
  14. Tunneling in
  15. Imagining epoch
  16. Another history
  17. Narrating Vietnam
  18. Catastrophe: The Ends of history
  19. Part V: Relations stopping nowhere
  20. The Postnuclear family
  21. The reach of community
  22. From there to here: migration and nation