Contemporary American Fiction
An Introduction to American Fiction Since 1970
By (author) Kenneth Millard
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Contemporary American Fiction by Kenneth Millard
Book DescriptionContemporary American Fiction provides an introduction to American fiction since 1970. Offering substantial and detailed interpretations of more than thirty texts by thirty different writers, Millard combines them in an innovative critical structure designed to promote debates on cultural politics and aesthetic value. The book is the first of its kind to offer a wide-ranging survey of recent developments in the fiction of the United States. Recent novels by established writers such as John Updike and Philip Roth are analysed alongside the fiction of younger writers such as Gish Jen and Sherman Alexie. The books innovative structure encourages new ways of thinking about how American writers might be configured in relation to each other, while providing an analysis of how contemporary fiction has responded to changes in central areas of American life such as the family, the media, technology, and consumerism. Contemporary American Fiction is a substantial critical introduction to some of the most exciting fiction of the last thirty years, an eclectic and thorough advertisement for the extraordinary vitality of American fiction at the end of the twentieth century. This is an excellent introduction to the subject for undergraduate students of modern American literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198711780
(215mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.
Edwardian Poetry, Hardback (November 1991)» View all books by Kenneth Millard
The author considers seven poets: Newbolt, Masefield, Hardy, Thomas, Housman, Davidson, and Brooke, and argues that their work deserves more serious critical attention than it has received. He analyzes a number of individual poems and isolates certain common concerns.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Millard
Kenneth Millard is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh
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