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Author Campbell, Josie P.

Title John Irving : a critical companion / Josie P. Campbell
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 202 pages) : portrait
Series Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers. 1082-4979
Contents ch. 1. Life of John Irving -- ch. 2. John Irving's novels: an overview -- ch. 3. Setting free the bears (1968) -- ch. 4. Water-method man (1972) -- ch. 5. 158-pound marriage (1973) -- ch. 6. World according to Garp (1976) -- ch. 7. Hotel New Hampshire (181) -- ch. 8. Cider house rules (1985) -- ch. 9. Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) -- ch. 10. Son of the circus (1994) -- ch. 11. Widow for one year (1998)
Summary One of America's most noted contemporary novelists, John Irving has created a body of fiction of extraordinary range, moving with ease from romance to fairytale to thriller. Although his fiction follows in the tradition of the great 19th-century world novelists, he is a quintessential American writer - his novels are laced with broad humor, farce, and absurd situations. He does not hesitate to tackle the troubling issues that have faced our nation in the past few decades, such as war, racism, sexism, abortion, violence, and AIDS. This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Irving's fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index
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Subject Irving, John, 1942- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98009349
ISBN 0313007691 (electronic bk.)
0313302227 (alk. paper)
9780313007699 (electronic bk.)
9780313302220 (alk. paper)