The Modern American Novel: New Revised Edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140170443
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Bradbury is a novelist, critic, television dramatist and Emeritus Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is author of the novels Eating People is Wrong (1959); Stepping Westward (1965); The History Man (1975); which won the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize and was adapted as a famous television series; Rates of Exchange (1983) which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Cuts: A Very Short Novel (1987), also televised; and Doctor Criminale (1992). His critical works include The Modern American Novel (1984; revised edition, 1992); No, Not Bloomsbury (essays, 1987); The Modern world: Ten Great Writers (1988); From Puritanism to Post-modernism: A History of American Literature (with Richard Ruland, 1991) He is the author of a collection of seven stories and nine parodies, entitled Who Do You Think You Are? (1976), and of several works of humour and satire, including Why Come to Slaka? (1986), Unsent Letters (1988; revised edition, 1995) and Mensonge (1987). Many of his books are published by Penguin. In addition, he has written many television plays and the television 'novel' The Gravy Train and The Gravy Train Goes East. He has adapted several television series, including Tom Sharpe's Porterhouse Blue, Kinglsey Amis's The Green Man and Stella Gibbon's' Cold Comfort Farm, now a feature film.

Malcolm Bradbury lives in Norwich, travels good deal, and in 1991 he was awarded the CBE.

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Table of Contents


1 Naturalism and Impressionism: The 1890s
2 Modernity and Modernism: 1900–1912
3 Artists and Philistines: 1912–1920
4 Art-Style and Life-Style: The 1920s
5 Realism and Surrealism: The 1930s
6 Liberal and Existential Imaginations: The 1940s and 1950s
7 Postmoderns and Others: The 1960s and After
8 Late Postmoderns: Five Fictional Enquiries of the 1980s
9 After the Post: American Fiction from the 1970s to the 1990s

The American Novel since 1890: A List of Major Works
Select Bibliography
Index

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