Late Postmodernism: American Fiction at the Millennium

Overview

Does the novel have a future? Questions of this kind, which are as old as the novel itself, acquired a fresh urgency at the end of the twentieth-century with the rise of new media and the relegation of literature to the margins of American culture. As a result, anxieties about readership, cultural authority, and literary value have come to preoccupy a second generation of postmodern novelists. Through close analysis of several major novels of the past decade—including works by Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Kathryn ...

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Overview

Does the novel have a future? Questions of this kind, which are as old as the novel itself, acquired a fresh urgency at the end of the twentieth-century with the rise of new media and the relegation of literature to the margins of American culture. As a result, anxieties about readership, cultural authority, and literary value have come to preoccupy a second generation of postmodern novelists. Through close analysis of several major novels of the past decade—including works by Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Kathryn Davis, Jonathan Franzen, and Richard Powers—Late Postmodernism examines the forces shaping contemporary literature and the remarkable strategies American writers have adopted to make sense of their place in the culture.

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"[Jeremy Green] offers a canny, pointed, and articulate assessment of the state of 'postmodern fiction' on the hinge between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."-Patrick O'Donnell, Michigan State University

“Professor Green's Late Postmodernism should be welcomed by those who still regard literary fiction as one of the great American art forms. It makes a compelling argument for the novel's prospects in the new media age.”—Joseph M. Conte, University of Buffalo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403966322
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/13/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in England, Jeremy Green is at present an Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder. His essays and reviews on contemporary American and British literature have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Chicago Review, Essays and Studies and other jourbanals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Late Postmodernism and the Literary Field
• The Novel and the Death of Literature
• Jonathan Franzen, Oprah Winfrey and the Future of the Social Novel
• Late Postmodernism and Cultural Memory
• Pathologies of the Public Sphere
• Late Postmodernism and the Utopian Imagination
• Epilogue
• Bibliography

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