ISBN-10:
1138672262
ISBN-13:
9781138672260
Pub. Date:
12/15/2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature: The Uses of Detail / Edition 1

Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature: The Uses of Detail / Edition 1

by Nick Levey
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ISBN-13: 9781138672260
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature Series
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nick Levey teaches in the English Department at La Trobe University, Australia. He publishes on contemporary fiction and is currently writing about post-press literature and the rise of digital self-publishing.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Giants and Junk: Power-Reading Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow

2. On Flunking: Maximalist Description in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest 94

3. Data-Sickle: Maximalism and White-Collar Aesthetics in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

4. Just Maximalist Things: Nicholson Baker’s The Mezzanine and Objects of Curiosity

5. Housebound: Domestic Excess in Nicholson Baker’s Room Temperature

6. Mindless Pleasures: Playlists, Unemployment, and Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

Conclusion: Overflow: The Margins of American Maximalism

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