The American Novel Now: Reading Contemporary American Fiction Since 1980
John Wiley & Sons, 2010/01/21 - 248 ページ
The American Novel Now navigates the vast terrain of the American novel since 1980, exploring issues of identity, history, family, nation, and aesthetics, as well as cultural movements and narrative strategies from over seventy different authors and novels.
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