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The Resource The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945, edited by John N. Duvall

The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945, edited by John N. Duvall

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The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945
Title
The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945
Statement of responsibility
edited by John N. Duvall
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Each generation revises literary history and this is nowhere more evident than in the post-Second World War period. This Companion offers a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible overview of the diversity of American fiction since the Second World War. Essays by nineteen distinguished scholars provide critical insights into the significant genres, historical contexts, cultural diversity and major authors during a period of enormous American global political and cultural power. This power is overshadowed, nevertheless, by national anxieties growing out of events ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to the rise of feminism; from the Cold War and its fear of Communism and nuclear warfare to the Age of Terror and its different yet related fears of the 'Other'. American fiction since 1945 has faithfully chronicled these anxieties. An essential reference guide, this Companion provides a chronology of the period, as well as guides to further reading"--
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.C26 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Duvall, John N.
Series statement
Cambridge companions to literature
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  • American fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
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  • Kurzgeschichte
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
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The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945, edited by John N. Duvall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : a story of the stories of American fiction after 1945 / John N. Duvall -- Part I. Poetics and Genres : 1. Postmodern metafiction / Amy J. Elias -- 2. Contemporary realism / Robert Rebein -- 3. New journalism and the nonfiction novel / Stacey Olster -- 4. Science fiction / Phillip E. Wegner -- 5. The short story / Susan Lohafer -- Part II. Historical and Cultural Contexts : 6. African American fiction / Keith Byerman -- 7. American Indian fiction / Nancy J. Peterson -- 8. Multiethnicities : Latino/a and Asian American fiction / A. Robert Lee -- 9. American Jewish fiction / Victoria Aarons -- 10. Feminist fiction / Jane Elliott -- 11. Southern fiction / Martyn Bone -- 12. Fiction and the Cold War / Alan Nadel -- 13. Fiction and 9/11 / John N. Duvall -- Part III. Major Authors : 14. Ralph Ellison / Nicole A. Waligora-Davis -- 15. Flannery O'Connor / Jay Watson -- 16. Thomas Pynchon / Brian Jarvis -- 17. Toni Morrison / Linden Peach -- 18. Don DeLillo / Laura Barrett -- Conclusion: whither American fiction? / Jessica Pressman
Control code
752472781
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 p.
Isbn
9780521196314
Lccn
2011038182
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)752472781
Label
The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945, edited by John N. Duvall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : a story of the stories of American fiction after 1945 / John N. Duvall -- Part I. Poetics and Genres : 1. Postmodern metafiction / Amy J. Elias -- 2. Contemporary realism / Robert Rebein -- 3. New journalism and the nonfiction novel / Stacey Olster -- 4. Science fiction / Phillip E. Wegner -- 5. The short story / Susan Lohafer -- Part II. Historical and Cultural Contexts : 6. African American fiction / Keith Byerman -- 7. American Indian fiction / Nancy J. Peterson -- 8. Multiethnicities : Latino/a and Asian American fiction / A. Robert Lee -- 9. American Jewish fiction / Victoria Aarons -- 10. Feminist fiction / Jane Elliott -- 11. Southern fiction / Martyn Bone -- 12. Fiction and the Cold War / Alan Nadel -- 13. Fiction and 9/11 / John N. Duvall -- Part III. Major Authors : 14. Ralph Ellison / Nicole A. Waligora-Davis -- 15. Flannery O'Connor / Jay Watson -- 16. Thomas Pynchon / Brian Jarvis -- 17. Toni Morrison / Linden Peach -- 18. Don DeLillo / Laura Barrett -- Conclusion: whither American fiction? / Jessica Pressman
Control code
752472781
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 p.
Isbn
9780521196314
Lccn
2011038182
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)752472781

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