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The Resource Counterfeit culture : truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960, Rob Turner, University of Exeter

Counterfeit culture : truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960, Rob Turner, University of Exeter

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Counterfeit culture : truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960
Title
Counterfeit culture
Title remainder
truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960
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Rob Turner, University of Exeter
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Language
eng
Summary
"Counterfeit Culture explores the possibility of writing epic in an age of alternative facts. Examining six attempts to forge an American prose epic since 1960, this study goes on to trace a national tradition of inauthenticity, stretching back across four centuries. In works by authors such as Pynchon, Gaddis and Burroughs, the contemporary turn away from truth and authenticity can be seen as a return to an established line of literary tricksters and confidence men, with tropes of fraud and artifice running deep in the American grain. Combining archival work with historically-inflected analysis of literary narrative, this book ranges through questions of identity, technology, history, and music in its engagement. From Marguerite Young's inquiry into psychological disintegration to William T. Vollmann's ongoing cycle of false histories, the study introduces a new reading of the American epic"--
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1985-
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Turner, Rob
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.E63
LC item number
T87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
182
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  • Epic literature, American
  • American fiction
  • Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • Authenticity (Philosophy) in literature
  • Epic literature, American
  • Literature and society
  • United States
Label
Counterfeit culture : truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960, Rob Turner, University of Exeter
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Note
Series numbering corrected to 181 per publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: America and the 'Way to the devil'
  • Marguerite Young's flood of consciousness
  • William Gaddis and the 'novel-writing-machine' of Andy Warhol
  • 'Paper reality': William S. Burroughs and the cut-up method
  • 'Bad history': Thomas Pynchon and the apocryphal epic
  • 'History shambles on': William T. Vollmann and the Seven dreams cycle
  • Conclusion: 'Every story has two tails'
Control code
1079411189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781108428484
Lccn
2018051984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079411189
Label
Counterfeit culture : truth and authenticity in the American prose epic since 1960, Rob Turner, University of Exeter
Publication
Note
Series numbering corrected to 181 per publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: America and the 'Way to the devil'
  • Marguerite Young's flood of consciousness
  • William Gaddis and the 'novel-writing-machine' of Andy Warhol
  • 'Paper reality': William S. Burroughs and the cut-up method
  • 'Bad history': Thomas Pynchon and the apocryphal epic
  • 'History shambles on': William T. Vollmann and the Seven dreams cycle
  • Conclusion: 'Every story has two tails'
Control code
1079411189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781108428484
Lccn
2018051984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079411189

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