Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction
Foyalty 333

An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction (Hardback)

£110.00
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.

Synopsis

Contemporary American Fiction introduces the work of a range of American authors, all of whom can be said to engage with postmodernism: Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, Cormac McCarthy, Rolando Hinojosa, E. Annie Proulx, Bret Easton Ellis, Douglas Coupland and Thomas Pynchon. The overarching theme is an exploration of the current vitality and energy of contemporary writing in light of pessimistic proclamations on the state of postmodern American culture, and of the tension between 'realistic' description and linguistic self-consciousness in contemporary fiction. As an introductory text for both American Studies and English Literature students, it assumes no prior knowledge of the authors or the novels discussed. To encourage understanding and aid further study, the following features are included: * glossaries of literary and critical terms * bibliographies for each author * biographies of each author * links between the authors are highlighted * thematic and author indices Key Features * Each chapter covers one author in depth - ideal for students writing essays, preparing for seminars, etc.*

Authors covered have been selected on basis of their popularity on undergraduate courses * Finds a middle ground between literary theory and traditional narrative criticism - engages with both the texts and the relevant conceptual issues

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: 21/10/2002 ISBN-13: 9780748613809  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Alan Bilton is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea and editor of The American 1920s: Literary Sources and Documents (2001).

More books by Alan Bilton

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Nano Nagle: The Life and the Legacy
(Hardback)
Deirdre Raftery
 
 
£24.99
 
Forget English!: Orientalisms and...
(Paperback)
Aamir R. Mufti
 
 
£18.95
 
The Afterlives of Georges Perec
(Paperback)
Rowan Wilken; Justin Clemens
 
 
£24.99
 
Literature of the 1900s: The Great...
(Paperback)
Jonathan Wild
 
 
£19.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close