Jonathan Franzen At The End Of Postmodernism

✏Book Title : Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism
✏Author : Stephen J. Burn
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2011-10-27
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781441191243
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism Book Summary : Jonathan Franzen is one of the most influential, critically-significant and popular contemporary American novelists. This book is the first full-length study of his work and attempts to articulate where American fiction is headed after postmodernism. Stephen Burn provides a comprehensive analysis of each of Franzen's novels - from his early work to the major success of The Corrections - identifying key sources, delineating important narrative strategies, and revealing how Franzen's themes are reinforced by each novel's structure. Supplementing this analysis with comparisons to key contemporaries, David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers, Burn suggests how Franzen's work is indicative of the direction of experimental American fiction in the wake of the so-called end of postmodernism.

✏Book Title : Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community
✏Author : Jesús Blanco Hidalga
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2017-01-26
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781501319853
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community Book Summary : Despite the success and significance of Jonathan Franzen's fiction, his work has received relatively little scholarly attention. Aiming to fill this conspicuous gap, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community analyzes each of Franzen's five novels in chronological order to reveal an interior logic animating his work. Integrating various formal and ideological perspectives to illuminate Franzen's work, Jesús Blanco Hidalga demonstrates that the concepts of salvation and redemption, typical of romance narratives, run throughout Franzen's fiction. Even as he re-assesses and expands the familiar interpretations of Franzen's work, Blanco Hidalga shows how these salvation narratives are used for self-legitimization not only by the characters, but by the writer himself. Combining critical rigor with interpretative boldness, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community offers a new theoretical approach to a major contemporary author.

📒Late Postmodernism ✍ J. Green

✏Book Title : Late Postmodernism
✏Author : J. Green
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2005-05-12
✏Pages : 254
✏ISBN : 9781403980403
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Late Postmodernism Book Summary : Does the novel have a future? Questions of this kind, which are as old as the novel itself, acquired a fresh urgency at the end of the twentieth-century with the rise of new media and the relegation of literature to the margins of American culture. As a result, anxieties about readership, cultural authority and literary value have come to preoccupy a second generation of postmodern novelists. Through close analysis of several major novels of the past decade, including works by Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Kathryn Davis, Jonathan Franzen and Richard Powers, Late Postmodernism examines the forces shaping contemporary literature and the remarkable strategies American writers have adopted to make sense of their place in culture.

📒Succeeding Postmodernism ✍ Mary K. Holland

✏Book Title : Succeeding Postmodernism
✏Author : Mary K. Holland
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2013-04-25
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781441159342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Succeeding Postmodernism Book Summary : While critics collect around the question of what comes "after postmodernism," this book asks something different about recent American fiction: what if we are seeing not the end of postmodernism but its belated success? Succeeding Postmodernism examines how novels by DeLillo, Wallace, Danielewski, Foer and others conceptualize threats to individuals and communities posed by a poststructural culture of mediation and simulation, and possible ways of resisting the disaffected solipsism bred by that culture. Ultimately it finds that twenty-first century American fiction sets aside the postmodern problem of how language does or does not mean in order to raise the reassuringly retro question of what it can and does mean: it finds that novels today offer language as solution to the problem of language. Thus it suggests a new way of reading "antihumanist" late postmodern fiction, and a framework for understanding postmodern and twenty-first century fiction as participating in a long and newly enlivened tradition of humanism and realism in literature.

✏Book Title : Conversations with David Foster Wallace
✏Author : Stephen Burn
✏Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
✏Release Date : 2012-03-08
✏Pages : 186
✏ISBN : 9781617032271
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Conversations with David Foster Wallace Book Summary : Collection of interviews that profiles Wallace's career of twenty years, from 1987 until his suicide in 2008, that provides insight into his development as a writer and complicated persona.

✏Book Title : Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel
✏Author : Nicola Allen
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
✏Release Date : 2011-10-27
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9781441147363
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel Book Summary : The 'Marginal' as a concept has become an integral part of the British novel as it stands at the turn of the century. Both popular and literary fiction since the mid-1970s has seen an increasing emphasis on the marginal subject. This study offers readings of a wide range of contemporary British novels that represent characters or communities at the margin of society. Nicola Allen analyses three conceptual categories representing the marginal subject in the contemporary British novel: the character of the misfit or outsider; the emergence of the grotesque; and the rediscovery of previously marginalized narratives such as myth and fantasy. This innovative and original monograph focuses on the contention that the contemporary novel of marginality conveys a belief in the socially transformative powers of narrative, and suggests that narrative has played a central role in bringing marginal politics and marginal issues to the fore in contemporary Britain.

📒Late Postmodernism ✍ Jeremy Green

✏Book Title : Late Postmodernism
✏Author : Jeremy Green
✏Publisher : Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2005-05-13
✏Pages : 246
✏ISBN : 140396632X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Late Postmodernism Book Summary : Late Postmodernism identifies and describes the work of a new generation of innovative American novelists in relation to the contemporary institutions and ideologies of literature.

📒Intersections ✍ Stephen Burn

✏Book Title : Intersections
✏Author : Stephen Burn
✏Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781564785084
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Intersections Book Summary : Since his first novel was published in 1985, Richard Powers has assembled a body of work whose intellectual breadth and imaginative energy bears comparison with that of any writer working today. Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers pays tribute to that achievement by collecting seventeen essays--written by leading literary critics, philosophers, and a novelist--each of which offers important insights into Powers's narrative craft and the intellectual grids that underlie his work. Powers's novels are distinguished by both their multiple narrative forms and their sophisticated synthesis of diverse fields of knowledge; to attempt to adequately address this range, the contributors to this volume mix their study of Powers's narrative innovations with eclectic interdisciplinary perspectives, which range from photography and systems theory, to ecocriticism and neuroscience. The volume concludes with an essay by Powers himself, that explores his philosophy of the novel.

✏Book Title : Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism
✏Author : Rachel Greenwald Smith
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2015-04-20
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 9781107095229
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism Book Summary : Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism examines the relationship between contemporary American literature and politics.

📒Postmodern Studies ✍ Theo d'. Haen

✏Book Title : Postmodern Studies
✏Author : Theo d'. Haen
✏Publisher : Editions Rodopi
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105029565814
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Postmodern Studies Book Summary :