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Author Donovan, Christopher, 1971-

Title Postmodern counternarratives : irony and audience in the novels of Paul Auster, Don Delillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien / by Christopher Donovan
Published New York : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 205 pages)
Series Literary criticism and cultural theory
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Contents Chapter 1 Postmodernism, Liberal Ironism, and Contemporary Storytelling -- chapter 2 Social Realism in the Postmodern Age -- chapter 3 Middle Class Realism and the Acceptance of the Reader -- chapter 4 Morality and Solidarity in the Ironic Novel -- chapter 5 Evil is the Movement toward Void: Self-Absorption, Play, and the Ambiguous Gift of Genre in the Early Novels of Don DeLillo -- chapter 6 Entropy and Efflorescence: To and From the Zero in the Early Novels of Paul Auster -- chapter 7 Nobody Would Believe a Word: Sincerity amid Terror in the Early Novels of Tim O'Brien -- chapter 8 Fathers Gift of Mythopoesis and Love: Conflicted Voices in the Early Charles Johnson -- chapter 9 The Days of Being a Shadow Are Over: The Ironic Narrative in Practice -- chapter 10 Others First: Approaching Solidarity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Auster, Paul, 1947- -- Technique
DeLillo, Don -- Technique
Johnson, Charles, 1948- -- Technique
O'Brien, Tim, 1946- -- Technique
Auster, Paul, 1947-
DeLillo, Don.
Johnson, Charles, 1948-
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Irony in literature.
Authors and readers -- United States
Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States.
Reader-response criticism.
American fiction.
Authors and readers.
Experimental fiction, American.
Irony in literature.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Reader-response criticism.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203005996