Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction Since 1960

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 29‏/01‏/1996 - 321 من الصفحات
In this landmark study, Marc Chenetier provides a synthetic view of developments in American fiction between 1960 and the 1990s. Beyond Suspicion focuses primarily on the works of Gaddis, Pynchon, Elkin, McElroy, Hawkes, Nabokov, Gass, Barth, and Coover, although a host of other writers are discussed as well. Chenetier argues that traditional generic approaches to this body of work are misleading. He rejects the categorization of works by their writer's region, race, and gender, and suggests instead an examination of works from a variety of artistic and epistemological viewpoints. Chenetier's status as outsider - geographically speaking - fosters this approach; from his critical distance, he is able to look on American letters with a very specific and individual point of view. Beyond Suspicion is notable too for the grace with which it links the concerns of French literary theory with those of American fiction.

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Revisions
3
Aspects of Metafiction I
63
Aspects of Metafiction II
86
The Connoisseurs of Chaos
113
The Constrained Nightmare
135
Myth and Suspicion
154
ImagesNoises
175
Intellectual Culture
195
The Everyday
216
The Avatars of Voice
239
The Age of American Fiction
275
Notes
289
Index
311
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طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

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Marc Chenetier is Professor of American Literature at the University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot/Institut Universitaire de France. He has served as a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, University of East Anglia, and elsewhere.

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