Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction

Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction

by Joseph Conte, Joseph Conte
     
 

Design and Debris discusses the relationship between order and disorder in the works of John Hawkes, Harry Mathews, John Barth, Gilbert Sorrentino, Robert Coover, Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo.

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Design and Debris discusses the relationship between order and disorder in the works of John Hawkes, Harry Mathews, John Barth, Gilbert Sorrentino, Robert Coover, Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817311148
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/24/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Being in Uncertainties: Orderly Disorder in Postmodern American Fiction1
2Design and Debris: John Hawkes's Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve33
3Discipline and Anarchy: Disrupted Codes in Kathy Acker's Empire of the Senseless54
4American Oulipo: Proceduralism in the Novels of Gilbert Sorrentino, Harry Mathews, and John Barth75
5Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo's White Noise112
6The Perfect Game: Dynamic Equilibrium and the Bifurcation Point in Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association140
7The Excluded Middle: Complexity in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow163
8The Superabundance of Cyberspace: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age193
Notes221
Works Cited249
Index261

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