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The Resource Deep surfaces : mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction, Philip E. Simmons

Deep surfaces : mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction, Philip E. Simmons

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Deep surfaces : mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction
Title
Deep surfaces
Title remainder
mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Philip E. Simmons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Deep Surfaces explores the relations between mass culture - especially as reflected in and perpetuated by film, television, and advertising - and historical thinking in the work of such contemporary American novelists as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow, Ishmael Reed, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Nicholson Baker. By considering mass culture from a postmodern theoretical perspective, Philip E. Simmons places his readings of fiction within a larger argument about how mass culture is shaping postmodern conditions of knowledge. In particular, Simmons shows how mass culture is related to the ways we construct and perceive history, and how certain developments in fiction mark the novel's participation in a larger mass culture
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-2002
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Simmons, Philip E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P64
LC item number
S5 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Mass media and literature
  • Literature and history
  • Popular culture
  • Collective behavior in literature
  • Popular culture in literature
  • History in literature
Label
Deep surfaces : mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction, Philip E. Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-227) 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
Control code
33946875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780820318431
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Deep surfaces : mass culture & history in postmodern American fiction, Philip E. Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-227) 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
Control code
33946875
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780820318431
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95052474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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