Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction by Stacey Olster
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction
By Stacey Olster

Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction

By (author) See other recent books by Stacey Olster
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction by Stacey Olster

Book Description

Post-modernist fiction apparently presents a world of chance and randomness, devoid of historical intelligibility. Focusing on American post-modernist writers, Stacey Olster offers a challenge to this perception, showing how the experience of political and historical events has shaped the novelist's perspective. Communism after World War II proved particularly instrumental in this capacity; the failure of the Communist ideal in Russia forced a change in the literary perspective of history during the 1950s. Olster analyzes in detail historical narrative configurations in the works of a pivotal group of writers. Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Robert Coover and E. L. Doctorow share a common vision of historical movement in the shape of an open-ended spiral. The modes of temporal movement constructed by these authors manage to recall an early Puritan prototype while remaining nonapocalyptic in direction.

Buy Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction book by Stacey Olster from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521363839
ISBN-10: 0521363837
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 159mm x 17mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Stacey Olster

Don DeLillo by Stacey Olster Don DeLillo, Paperback (February 2011)

Offering a comprehensive analysis of the post-1990 fiction of one of America's most respected writers and cultural critics, this title focuses on three of Don DeLillo's most recent novels - "Mao II", "Underworld", and "Falling Man" - that span pivotal moments in history: the end of the Cold War, the millennium, and 9/11.

Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction by Stacey Olster Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction, Paperback (April 2009)

Olster analyzes in detail historical narrative configurations in the works of Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Robert Coover and E. L. Doctorow.

Cambridge Companion to John Updike by Stacey Olster Cambridge Companion to John Updike, Hardback (April 2006)

The only guide students and scholars of Updike will need to understand this extraordinary writer.

» View all books by Stacey Olster

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction book by Stacey Olster and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Stacey Olster close
Don DeLillo by Stacey Olster
Don DeLillo by Stacey Olster
Reminiscence and Re-creation in Contemporary American Fiction by Stacey Olster
Cambridge Companion to John Updike by Stacey Olster
Cambridge Companion to John Updike by Stacey Olster
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close