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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

The Anti-Hero in the American Novel

From Joseph Heller to Kurt Vonnegut

Authors: Simmons, D.

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About this book

The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works.

About the authors

David Simmons is Senior Lecturer in English and Screen Studies at the University of Northampton, UK.

Reviews

'Meticulously researched, lucidly argued, and accessible at all times, The Anti-Hero in the American Novel is a welcome addition to studies of the anti-hero in 1960s American fiction. Simmons offers a textual and contextual analysis of a range of countercultural novels, some already well known and others unjustly neglected that will appeal to students, scholars, and anyone with an interest in American literature.' Chris Gair, Birmingham University, UK and author of The American Counterculture

'Simmons offers a welcome new perspective on the anti-hero in 1960s American culture. His book qualifies conventional post-structuralist readings of this important phenomenon and presents a lucid, informed thesis that is both original and convincing.' Paul McDonald, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Coordinator of the Creative and Professional Writing Program, University of Wolverhampton, UK


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Rebel with a Cause? The Anti-Heroic Figure in American Fiction of the 1960s

    Simmons, David

    Pages 1-41

  • Individualism and the Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Heroic Figure in American Fiction of the 1960s

    Simmons, David

    Pages 43-79

  • The Outlaw Returns: The Cowboy in American Fiction of the 1960s

    Simmons, David

    Pages 81-111

  • Sinner or Saint? The Anti-Hero as Christ Figure in the American Novel of the 1960s

    Simmons, David

    Pages 113-145

  • Conclusion

    Simmons, David

    Pages 147-152

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Hardcover £62.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Anti-Hero in the American Novel
Book Subtitle
From Joseph Heller to Kurt Vonnegut
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61252-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230612525
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60323-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37152-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-47325-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
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