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Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

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Overview

From William S. Burroughs to David Foster Wallace, Postmodern American Fiction offers up witty, risky, exhilarating, groundbreaking fiction from five decades of postwar American life.
It includes works by sixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is the first anthology to do full justice to the vast range of American innovation in fiction writing since 1945.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393316988
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 403,581
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
4
from The Crying of Lot 49 4
15
Nova Express 15
25
See the Moon? 26
Sentence 33
37
Trout Fishing in America 38
42
Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo 43
55
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down 55
65
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country 66
84
Breakfast of Champions 85
94
The Pale Pink Roast 94
99
Ardor/Awe/Atrocity 99
111
from The American Woman in the Chinese Hat 111
115
Bluegill 116
120
Living with Contradictions 121
127
from In Cold Blood 127
141
The Armies of the Night 141
146
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name 146
152
The Rainbow Stories 153
161
Dictee 161
174
How to Tell a True War Story 174
183
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza 184
196
Krazy Kat 197
211
Come Over Come Over 212
216
Stories from the Nerve Bible 216
226
A Night at the Movies 226
241
Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog 242
255
Memories of My Father Watching T.V. 256
263
Premature Autopsies 264
271
Shiloh 271
281
Wild at Heart 282
294
from Maus 295
301
from Beloved 301
306
The Ghost Writer 307
321
from Ceremony 322
331
The Leather Man 332
338
[actual symbol not reproducible] 338
341
Captivity 342
345
Catch-22 345
362
Lyndon 362
396
The Turn of the Screw 396
409
Great Expectations 409
415
Chimera 416
443
City of Glass 443
449
from Paul Auster's City of Glass 450
458
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book 458
470
Neveryona 470
484
The Youngest Doll 485
488
Housekeeping 489
497
The Cariboo Cafe 497
512
The Gernsback Continuum 512
519
Schrodinger's Cat 520
She Unnames Them 525
526
White Noise 527
537
The Female Man 537
548
Feral Lasers 548
554
Imago 555
561
Snow Crash 561
568
Generation X 568
573
from I Have Said Nothing 574
576
from afternoon, a story 577
583
from Stories: Out and Out: Attacks/Ways Out/Forays 583
585
Toward a Concept of Postmodernism 586
595
Public Access 595
603
from A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century 603
622
Postscript to The Name of the Rose 622
624
Postmodern Blackness 624
631
Simulacra and Simulation 631
637
Conclusions 637
649
from Woman, Native, Other 649
654
from Postmodernism and Consumer Society 654
Permissions Acknowledgments 665
Index 671
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