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The Resource The tribe of Pyn : literary generations in the postmodern period, David Cowart

The tribe of Pyn : literary generations in the postmodern period, David Cowart

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The tribe of Pyn : literary generations in the postmodern period
Title
The tribe of Pyn
Title remainder
literary generations in the postmodern period
Statement of responsibility
David Cowart
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Tribe of Pyn, Cowart offers illuminating readings of several important novelists now at the height of their powers, whose work has received fairly limited scholarly attention thus far. Jonathan Franzen, Alice Walker, David Foster Wallace, Gloria Naylor, Richard Powers, and a raft of others are examined with lapidary care. Wrestling with the challenges inherent to distinguishing generational character (especially in the postmodern context, which is often marked by its disavowal of ideas of origin, etc.), Cowart teases out interactions and entanglements that help illuminate the work of the younger writers at the center of this study and also that of the trailblazers on its ragged frontiers. By comparing literary figures born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and later with those born in the 1920s and 1930s, Cowart seeks to map the changing terrain of contemporary letters. Hardly epigones, he argues, the younger writers add fresh inflections to the grammar of literary postmodernism. Younger writers can continue to "make it new," Cowart establishes, without needing to dismantle the aesthetic they have inherited from a parental generation. "--
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1947-
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Cowart, David
Dewey number
813/.509113
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P64
LC item number
C69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • American fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • United States
Label
The tribe of Pyn : literary generations in the postmodern period, David Cowart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fantasy and Reality in Rachel Ingalls's Mrs. Caliban -- Colonized Tongue, Colonized Pen: Heritage and Deracination in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" -- Braid of Blood: Michael Dorris's A Yellow Raft in Blue Water -- Matriarchal Mythopoesis: Gloria Naylor's Mama Day -- The Jeffersonian Vision in Steve Erickson's Arc d'X -- Passionate Pathography: Narrative as Pharmakon in Richard Powers's Operation Wandering Soul -- Anger, Anguish, and Art: Chuck Palahniuk's Choke -- The Aim Was Song: Ann Patchett's Bel Canto -- The Sorrows of Young Icarus: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves -- Thirteen Ways of Looking: Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad
Control code
910413056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780472072880
Lccn
2015032323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910413056
Label
The tribe of Pyn : literary generations in the postmodern period, David Cowart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Fantasy and Reality in Rachel Ingalls's Mrs. Caliban -- Colonized Tongue, Colonized Pen: Heritage and Deracination in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" -- Braid of Blood: Michael Dorris's A Yellow Raft in Blue Water -- Matriarchal Mythopoesis: Gloria Naylor's Mama Day -- The Jeffersonian Vision in Steve Erickson's Arc d'X -- Passionate Pathography: Narrative as Pharmakon in Richard Powers's Operation Wandering Soul -- Anger, Anguish, and Art: Chuck Palahniuk's Choke -- The Aim Was Song: Ann Patchett's Bel Canto -- The Sorrows of Young Icarus: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves -- Thirteen Ways of Looking: Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad
Control code
910413056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780472072880
Lccn
2015032323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910413056

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