American Postmodernist Fiction And The Past by T. SavvasAmerican Postmodernist Fiction And The Past by T. Savvas

American Postmodernist Fiction And The Past

byT. Savvas

Hardcover | October 25, 2011

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Through a close-reading of the work of five prominent American postmodernist writers, this book re-evaluates the role of the past in recent American fiction, outlines the development of the postmodernist historical novel and considers the waning influence of postmodernism in contemporary American literature.
THEOPHILUS SAVVAS teaches in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK.
Title:American Postmodernist Fiction And The PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230298346

ISBN - 13:9780230298347


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 'Nothing but words': Chronicling and Storytelling in Robert Coover's The Public Burning 'A world inside the world': Don DeLillo's Libra and Latent History Pynchon Plays Dice: Mason & Dixon and Quantum History 'A long list of regrettable actions': William T. Vollmann's Symbolic History 'There is only narrative': E.L. Doctorow Conclusion Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past offers a new and thought provoking understanding of how a crucial strain of the American historical novel has developed through the postmodern era." -- Paula Geyh, Associate Professor of English, Yeshiva University, USA