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Late Postmodernism : American Fiction at the Millennium - Jeremy Green

Late Postmodernism

American Fiction at the Millennium

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2005
ISBN: 9781403966322
Number Of Pages: 254

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Does the novel have a future? Questions of this kind, which are as old as the novel itself, acquired a fresh urgency at the end of the twentieth-century with the rise of new media and the relegation of literature to the margins of American culture. As a result, anxieties about readership, cultural authority, and literary value have come to preoccupy a second generation of postmodern novelists. Through close analysis of several major novels of the past decade--including works by Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Kathryn Davis, Jonathan Franzen, and Richard Powers--Late Postmodernism examines the forces shaping contemporary literature and the remarkable strategies American writers have adopted to make sense of their place in the culture.

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"[Jeremy Green] offers a canny, pointed, and articulate assessment of the state of 'postmodern fiction' on the hinge between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."-Patrick O'Donnell, Michigan State University

"Professor Green's Late Postmodernism should be welcomed by those who still regard literary fiction as one of the great American art forms. It makes a compelling argument for the novel's prospects in the new media age." - Joseph M. Conte, University of Buffalo

Late postmodernism and the literary fieldp. 19
The novel and the death of literaturep. 45
Jonathan Franzen, Oprah Winfrey, and the future of the social novelp. 79
Late postmodernism and cultural memoryp. 117
Pathologies of the public spherep. 163
Late postmodernism and the utopian imaginationp. 185
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ISBN: 9781403966322
ISBN-10: 140396632X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 15th June 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.78  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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