«We Search the Past … for Our Own Lost Selves.»: Representations of Historical Experience in Recent American Fiction by Marta Koval«We Search the Past … for Our Own Lost Selves.»: Representations of Historical Experience in Recent American Fiction by Marta Koval

«We Search the Past … for Our Own Lost Selves.»: Representations of Historical Experience in…

byMarta Koval

Hardcover | January 31, 2013

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The book is a study of the most recent American fiction, published at the turn of the 21th century, which demonstrates a renewed interest in the matters of history. Using the concepts of memory and experience, the author points at the ways in which subjective history has been created in the new «novel about history», written by such authors as William Gass, Richard Powers, Marilynne Robinson, Nicholson Baker, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Theoretically, the study has been inspired by the works of Aleida Assmann, Hayden White, Reinhart Koselleck, Frank Ankersmit, and Dominick LaCapra.
Marta Koval teaches American literature and culture in the Institute of English and American Studies of University of Gdansk (Poland). Her interests and publications cover contemporary American literature and its theoretical contexts.
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Title:«We Search the Past … for Our Own Lost Selves.»: Representations of Historical Experience in…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363162610X

ISBN - 13:9783631626108

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Contents: Recent American fiction – Novel about history – Subjectivity – Memory – Experience.