Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction

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  1. Against Amnesia
    In Against Amnesia, Nancy J. Peterson addresses the ongoing postmodernist debate over the possibility and relevance of documentary and official histories. Drawing on Adrienne Rich's claim that women's literature and multicultural... Learn More
    Published: 23rd April 2001
    Hardback | £60.00
  2. American Magic and Dread
    "A strongly argued analysis and close reading of Delillo's works. . . . There is much here in the methodology and discussion of postmodern themes and techniques that will have relevance to American studies and cultural studies... Learn More
    Published: 19th June 2000
    Hardback | £56.00
  3. From Text to Hypertext
    It is a tenet of postmodern writing that the subject—the self—is unstable, fragmented, and decentered. One useful way to examine this principle is to look at how the subject has been treated in various media in the... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1997
    Hardback | £40.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  4. Places of Silence, Journeys of Freedom
    Places of Silence, Journeys of Freedom is the first study of Paule Marshall's work to focus explicitly on her contribution to feminism. It is also the first to identify one of' her original contributions to narrative art.... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1998
    Hardback | £69.00
  5. The Literary Bent
    What is "literature in these postmodern, postcanonical times? And if a small number of works being written today are "literary," what distinguishes them from those many others that are not? The store managers who shelve books... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1997
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. Beyond Suspicion
    In his book Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction since 1960, Marc Chénetier analyzes the developments in recent American fiction, arguing that traditional generic approaches can be misleading.... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 1996
    Hardback | £56.00
  7. Beyond the Red Notebook
    The novels of Paul Auster have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, an international group... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1995
    Paperback | £19.99
  8. Wrestling Angels into Song
    Herman Beavers offers a richly nuanced study of Ernes J. Gaines, James Alan McPherson, and Ralph Ellison as writers who have found ways to invest circumstances that might otherwise be seen as sites of squalor or despair with a... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 1995
    Hardback | £52.00
  9. Theoretical Fables
    Alicia Borinsky argues that the contemporary Latin American novel does not just ingeniously dismantle the referential claims of the more traditional novel; it offers a postmodern version of the lessons taught by fiction.Latin... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 1993
    Hardback | £44.00
  10. Modern/Postmodern
    This survey of 20th-century arts and ideas attempts to identify underlying epistemological, aesthetic and ethical issues. The author emphasizes how works from diverse media relate to one another and how their relationships affect... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1991
    Paperback | £16.99
  11. Middle Grounds
    Alan Wilde identifies and defends what he calls "midfiction," which rejects both the extremes of realism and experimental, self-reflexive fiction. He offers as examples the best works of Apple, Berger, Barthelme, Pynchon, and... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1987
    Hardback | £40.00