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Author O'Donnell, Patrick, 1948-

Title The American novel now : reading contemporary American fiction since 1980 / Patrick O'Donnell

Publ Info Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Newport  PS379 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PS379 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS379 O35 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 234 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I: Before 1980 -- Part II: From New Realisms to Postmodernism -- This American Life -- Dirty Realisms -- Only Wor(l)ds -- Magnifying Reality, Multiplying Genre -- Part III: Becoming Identities -- Reinventing Character -- Racing Identity -- Engendering Narrative -- Toward the Posthuman -- Part IV: What Happened to History? -- The Past is Prologue -- Tunneling In -- Imagining Epoch -- Another History -- Narrating Vietnam -- Catastrophe: The Ends of History -- Part V: Relations Stopping Nowhere -- The Postnuclear Family -- The Reach of Community -- From There to Here: Migration and Nation
LC subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9781405167574 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405167572 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405167550 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405167556 (pbk. : alk. paper)