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The Resource Beyond suspicion : new American fiction since 1960, Marc Chénetier ; translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding

Beyond suspicion : new American fiction since 1960, Marc Chénetier ; translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding

Label
Beyond suspicion : new American fiction since 1960
Title
Beyond suspicion
Title remainder
new American fiction since 1960
Statement of responsibility
Marc Chénetier ; translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this landmark study, Marc Chenetier provides a synthetic view of developments in American fiction between 1960 and the 1990s. Beyond Suspicion focuses primarily on the works of Gaddis, Pynchon, Elkin, McElroy, Hawkes, Nabokov, Gass, Barth, and Coover, although a host of other writers are discussed as well. Chenetier argues that traditional generic approaches to this body of work are misleading. He rejects the categorization of works by their writer's region, race, and gender, and suggests instead an examination of works from a variety of artistic and epistemological viewpoints. Chenetier's status as outsider - geographically speaking - fosters this approach; from his critical distance, he is able to look on American letters with a very specific and individual point of view. Beyond Suspicion is notable too for the grace with which it links the concerns of French literary theory with those of American fiction
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chénetier, Marc
Dewey number
813/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.C4713 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penn studies in contemporary American fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Suspicion in literature
Label
Beyond suspicion : new American fiction since 1960, Marc Chénetier ; translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"New Directions": Traditions, Transitions, Revisions, Evolutions -- "Entire Days WIthin Texts": Aspects of Metafiction I -- The Rule and the Games: Aspects of Metafiction II -- The "Connoisseurs of Chaos" -- The Constrained Nightmare -- Myth and Suspicion -- Images/Noises -- Cultural Tradition and the Present I: Intellectual Culture -- Cultural Tradition and the Present II: The Everyday and Mass Culture -- The Mouth and the Era: The Avatars of Voice -- The Age of American Fiction
Control code
32969043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780812230598
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95038105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Beyond suspicion : new American fiction since 1960, Marc Chénetier ; translated by Elizabeth A. Houlding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"New Directions": Traditions, Transitions, Revisions, Evolutions -- "Entire Days WIthin Texts": Aspects of Metafiction I -- The Rule and the Games: Aspects of Metafiction II -- The "Connoisseurs of Chaos" -- The Constrained Nightmare -- Myth and Suspicion -- Images/Noises -- Cultural Tradition and the Present I: Intellectual Culture -- Cultural Tradition and the Present II: The Everyday and Mass Culture -- The Mouth and the Era: The Avatars of Voice -- The Age of American Fiction
Control code
32969043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780812230598
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95038105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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