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City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970.

[1st U.S. ed.].. New York, Harper and Row [1971] .
ISBN 0060142170, 9780060142179

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Barth, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Barthelme, Donald -- Criticism and interpretation.
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Brautigan, Richard.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Conroy, Frank, 1936-2005.
Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gaddis, William, 1922-1998.
Gass, William H., 1924-
Hawkes, John, 1925-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Heller, Joseph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kesey, Ken -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mailer, Norman -- Criticism and interpretation.
Malamud, Bernard -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
Plath, Sylvia.
Purdy, James -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pynchon, Thomas -- Criticism and interpretation.
Roth, Philip -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Updike, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Vonnegut, Kurt -- Criticism and interpretation.
Description 463 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-455).
Also issued online.
Summary Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud.
Contents On lexical playfields (Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges) -- The music of invisibility (Ralph Ellison) -- A mode of motion (Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller) -- Frames without pictures (James Purdy) -- Rub out the word (William Burroughs) -- Everything running down -- Caries and cabals (Thomas Pynchon) -- The uncertain messenger (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) -- Necessary landscapes and luminous deteriorations (John Hawkes) -- What is the case? (John Barth) -- Interior spaciousness -car, bell jar, tunnel and house (Walker Percy, Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, William Gass) -- A compromised environment (John Updike) -- Fictionalized recall -or "The settling of scores! The pursuit of dreams!" (Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Frank Conroy) -- A new life (Bernard Malamud) -- On the parapet (Norman Mailer) -- Edge city (Ken Kesey) -- Conclusion: Recognitions (William Gaddis) -- Fragments and fantasies (Donald Barthelme, Richard Brautigan) -- The wide wings of the language.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)161740
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Tanner, Tony.
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