American Fiction in Transition: Observer-Hero Narrative, the by Adam Kelly

By Adam Kelly

American Fiction in Transition is a learn of the observer-hero narrative, a hugely major yet significantly overlooked style of the yank novel. throughout the lens of this transitional style, the booklet explores the Nineties on the subject of debates concerning the finish of postmodernism, and connects the last decade to different transitional sessions in US literature. Novels via 4 significant modern writers are tested: Philip Roth, Paul Auster, E. L. Doctorow and Jeffrey Eugenides. every one novel has an analogous constitution: an observer-narrator tells the tale of a major individual in his existence who has died. yet every one tale is both concerning the fight to inform the tale, to discover sufficient skill to relate the transitional caliber of the hero's existence. In taking part in out this narrative fight, every one novel thereby addresses the wider challenge of historic transition, an issue that marks the legacy of the postmodern period in American literature and culture.

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