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Description - Contemporary American Fiction by Kenneth Millard

Contemporary 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 Details

ISBN: 9780198711780
ISBN-10: 0198711786
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth Millard

Kenneth Millard is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh

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