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John Irving: a Critical Companion

A non fiction book by

One of America's most noted contemporary novelists, John Irving has created a body of fiction of extraordinary range, moving with ease from romance to fairytale to thriller. Although his fiction follows in the tradition of the great 19th-century world novelists, he is a quintessential American writer - his novels are laced with broad humor, farce, and absurd situations. He does not hesitate to tackle the troubling issues that have faced our nation in the past few decades, such as war, racism, sexism, abortion, violence, and AIDS. This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Irving's fiction.


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November 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: John Irving: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
Author(s): Josie P Campbell
ISBN: 0-313-30222-7 / 978-0-313-30222-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwood
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