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Late Postmodernism

American Fiction at the Millennium

Authors: Green, J.

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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 culture.

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JEREMY GREEN is Assistant Professor in the English Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

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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


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Green, Jeremy

    Pages 1-18

  • Late Postmodernism and the Literary Field

    Green, Jeremy

    Pages 19-43

  • The Novel and the Death of Literature

    Green, Jeremy

    Pages 45-77

  • Jonathan Franzen, Oprah Winfrey, and the Future of the Social Novel

    Green, Jeremy

    Pages 79-116

  • Late Postmodernism and Cultural Memory

    Green, Jeremy

    Pages 117-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Postmodernism
Book Subtitle
American Fiction at the Millennium
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8040-3
DOI
10.1057/9781403980403
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6632-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52943-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 254
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