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An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction

An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction

(2002)
A non fiction book by

 
Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, Cormac McCarthy, Rolando Hinojosa, E. Annie Proulx, Bret Easton Ellis, Douglas Coupland, and Thomas Pynchon: An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction introduces the work of a range of key American authors, all of whom can be said to engage with postmodernism. Exploring the vitality and energy of contemporary writing in light of pessimistic proclamations on the state of postmodern American culture, Bilton highlights the tension between "realistic" description and linguistic self-consciousness in contemporary fiction.

In addition, by addressing a central problem in literary theory - its neglect of literary discussion and the practice of reading - An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction is able to present a working model for reading a text theoretically.

As an introductory text, it assumes no prior knowledge of the authors of the novels discussed. To encourage understanding and aid further study, the following features are included:

* GLOSSARY OF CRITICAL AND LITERARY TERMS
* BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EACH AUTHOR'S WORKS
* BIOGRAPHY OF EACH AUTHOR
* GUIDE TO FURTHER READING
* THEMATIC AND AUTHOR INDICES

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 0-8147-9911-6 / 978-0-8147-9911-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYU Press
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September 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 0-7486-1380-3 / 978-0-7486-1380-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 0-8147-9912-4 / 978-0-8147-9912-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYU Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 0-7486-1381-1 / 978-0-7486-1381-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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