An analysis of contemporary american fiction

Defining intertextuality in broad cultural terms, John Carlos Rowe attempts a selective thematic summary of popular American TV shows of the last forty years. View freely available titles: Authored by Linda Hutcheon, the opening work provides a detailed survey of parodic historiographic metafiction.

U of Illinois P, Charles Caramello reviews intertextual relations between Henry James and Gertrude Stein, whereas Ronald Schleifer looks at the theme of intertextuality and violence in Dreiser and Mailer.

She quite aptly points out that, its new lexicon notwithstanding, much contemporary analysis of intertextuality bears a strong resemblance to old-fashioned influence and source studies.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Art of Excess: Mastery in Contemporary American Fiction. Many readers will probably wish to start out by reading the first and last essays, which, in addition to being the lengthiest, are also broadest in scope.

Certainly, both "intertextuality" and postmodern American fiction—not to mention their interaction-are sufficiently broad and rich phenomena to support the demands of a major anthology. Hutcheon has of course written extensively, and well, on parody and contemporary experimental fiction, and this essay has the hallmarks of her other work-clarity, unusual range, and perceptive synthesis.

In an original and thoughtful piece, John Matthews considers how parody in selected Barth novels works to provide a formal literary solution for the "predicament of social parasitism" suffered by the comfortable and complacent American bourgeoisie.

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Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction brings together a diverse body of generally distinguished work: Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction.

The remaining nine essays are narrower in focus and either offer a reading of particular works or an intertextual analysis of a nonliterary form. Morgan surveys twelve different theories of intertextuality, moving from the modernist position of early Eliot through versions offered by Bakhtin and Kristeva and, finally, various poststructuralists.

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Johns Hopkins UP, Here she reasserts a valid claim she has made elsewhere of postmodern fiction, that the latter is invested not only with self-reflexivity and formal parody but also with historical consciousness.In Contemporary American Fiction (), published as part of the Edinburgh University Press Critical Guides to Literature Series, Brauner continues in that vein, bringing together a diverse collection of American novels that span a period of approximately twenty years, from Don DeLillo’s White Noise () to Cormac McCarthy’s No Country.

The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, Christopher R. Beha A definitive collection of the very best short stories by contemporary American masters/5(3).

This course examines a selection of contemporary American fiction in historic, aesthetic, and social contexts. In other words, we will explore the relationship between contemporary American literature and the world we live in.

Topics may include literature and postmodern culture, how aesthetic. Books shelved as contemporary-fiction: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Kite R. Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer: A Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary American Literature (): and community in contemporary American fiction.

Drawing on a sequence of unpublished interviews with Eggers, Foer, and Wallace, and matching those insights to a philosophically informed 5/5(1). Books shelved as contemporary-american-fiction: White Noise by Don DeLillo, Rabbit at Rest by John Updike, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, The Goldf.

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