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Author Olderman, Raymond M.

Title Beyond the waste land : a study of the American novel in the nineteen-sixties / by Raymond M. Olderman
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1972


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Description xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction The problem of reality and the new rationale for romance -- pt. 1. The waste land as institution The grail knight arrives: Ken Kesey, One flew over the cuckoo's nest -- The fisher king turns warden: Stanley Elkin, A bad man -- The grail knight goes to college: John Barth, Giles goat-boy -- The grail knight departs: Joseph Heller, Catch-22 -- pt. 2. The waste land as conspiracy The illusion and the possibility of conspiracy: Thomas Pynchon, V. and The crying of Lot -- Conspiracy from without and within: John Hawkes, The lime twig; Stanley Elkin, Boswell -- pt. 3. From waste land to fable land Out of the waste land and into the fire: cataclysm or the cosmic cool: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The sirens of Titan; Mother night; Cat's cradle; God bless you, Mr. Rosewater; Slaughterhouse-five or The children's crusade -- Out of the waste land: Peter S. Beagle, The last unicorn
Summary Discusses the novels of Ken Kesey, Stanley Elkin, John Barth, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, John Hawkes, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Peter S. Beagle
Analysis American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Fiction in English American writers, c.1960-1970 Critical studies
Notes Bibliographyp.243-252. _ Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 243-252
Subject Barth, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Heller, Joseph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kesey, Ken -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pynchon, Thomas -- Criticism and interpretation.
Vonnegut, Kurt, Criticism and interpretation
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LC no. 73182210
ISBN 0300015437