David Seed (ed.)'s A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction PDF

By David Seed (ed.)

ISBN-10: 1405146915

ISBN-13: 9781405146913

ISBN-10: 1444310100

ISBN-13: 9781444310108

Via a wide-ranging sequence of essays and suitable readings, A spouse to Twentieth-Century usa Fiction provides an summary of yankee fiction released because the end of the 1st global War. 

  • Features a wide-ranging sequence of essays by way of American, British, and eu experts in quite a few literary fields
  • Written in an approachable and obtainable variety
  • Covers either vintage literary figures and modern novelists
  • Provides huge feedback for extra interpreting on the finish of every essay

Content:
Chapter 1 U.S. Modernism (pages 9–23): Susan Hegeman
Chapter 2 the town Novel (pages 24–35): James R. Giles
Chapter three The Western (pages 36–47): Neil Campbell
Chapter four Postmodern U.S. Fiction (pages 48–59): Hans Bertens
Chapter five smooth Gothic (pages 60–71): Marilyn Michaud
Chapter 6 the quick tale (pages 72–83): Mark Whalan
Chapter 7 Southern Fiction (pages 84–95): Sharon Monteith
Chapter eight Jewish American Fiction (pages 96–108): David Brauner
Chapter nine “Do not anything until eventually You pay attention from Me”: sleek African American Fiction (pages 109–121): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 10 U.S. Detective Fiction (pages 122–134): Cynthia S. Hamilton
Chapter eleven Hard?Boiled/Noir Fiction (pages 135–146): Lee Horsley
Chapter 12 Chicano Fiction (pages 147–158): Helen Oakley
Chapter thirteen Black Humor Fiction (pages 159–170): David Seed
Chapter 14 Fiction at the Vietnam struggle (pages 171–182): Philip Melling and Subarno Chattarji
Chapter 15 The Rediscovery of the local American (pages 183–194): pleasure Porter
Chapter sixteen Trash Fiction (pages 195–206): Stacey Olster
Chapter 17 Edith Wharton (pages 207–218): Pamela Knights
Chapter 18 Willa Cather's Entropology: Permanence and Transmission (pages 219–228): man J. Reynolds
Chapter 19 Gertrude Stein and Seriality (pages 229–239): Ulla Haselstein
Chapter 20 Ernest Hemingway (pages 240–250): Peter Messent
Chapter 21 John Dos Passos (pages 251–260): Andrew Hook and David Seed
Chapter 22 Thomas Wolfe (pages 261–270): Anne Ricketson Zahlan
Chapter 23 F. Scott Fitzgerald (pages 271–281): William Blazek
Chapter 24 Zora Neale Hurston (pages 282–291): Lovalerie King
Chapter 25 Theodore Dreiser (pages 292–301): Clare Virginia Eby
Chapter 26 William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha (pages 302–312): Charles A. Peek
Chapter 27 H.D.'s Visionary Prose (pages 313–321): Rachel Connor
Chapter 28 John Steinbeck (pages 322–331): Brian Railsback
Chapter 29 Raymond Chandler (pages 332–341): Sean McCann
Chapter 30 Richard Wright (pages 342–351): Tara T. Green
Chapter 31 Ralph Ellison (pages 352–360): Rachel Farebrother
Chapter 32 James Baldwin (pages 361–368): D. Quentin Miller
Chapter 33 Vladimir Nabokov (pages 369–376): Barbara Wyllie
Chapter 34 Norman Mailer (pages 377–385): Michael okay. Glenday
Chapter 35 William S. Burroughs (pages 386–394): Davis Schneiderman
Chapter 36 Saul Bellow (pages 395–402): Michael Austin
Chapter 37 Gore Vidal (pages 403–410): Heather Neilson
Chapter 38 Joseph Heller (pages 411–419): David M. Craig
Chapter 39 Kurt Vonnegut (pages 420–427): Jerome Klinkowitz
Chapter forty Thomas Pynchon (pages 428–435): Ian Copestake
Chapter forty-one Ishmael Reed: American Iconoclast (pages 436–444): Darryl Dickson?Carr
Chapter forty two Joyce Carol Oates (pages 445–453): Gavin Cologne?Brookes
Chapter forty three Philip Roth (pages 454–461): Timothy Parrish
Chapter forty four The Fiction of John Updike: well timed and undying (pages 462–470): Brian Keener
Chapter forty five Maxine Hong Kingston (pages 471–479): Helena Grice
Chapter forty six Toni Morrison (pages 480–488): Jennifer Terry
Chapter forty seven Alice Walker (pages 489–496): Maria Lauret
Chapter forty eight Don DeLillo (pages 497–504): Mark Osteen
Chapter forty nine Gerald Vizenor: Postindian Gamester (pages 505–513): A. Robert Lee
Chapter 50 Bret Easton Ellis (pages 514–521): James Annesley
Chapter fifty one Amy Tan: “American situations and chinese language personality” (pages 522–529): Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
Chapter fifty two Paul Auster: Poet of Solitude (pages 530–538): Mark Brown
Chapter fifty three Bharati Mukherjee (pages 539–546): Judie Newman

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