Designs of darkness in contemporary American fiction

Arthur M. Saltzman

This study examines some of the ways in which fiction has traditionally conspired to promote a goal-oriented vision of a work of art, and explores the ways in which postmodern (or postrealist) fiction consistently and unavoidably subverts the clarity of this vision. Offering readings of works by well-known authors, including Barthelme, Doctorow, DeLillo and Hawkes, as well as works by lesser-known writers (Auster, Gangemi), Saltzman concentrates on the break-down of epiphany in recent fiction, both as philosophical motive and structural foundation. In contemporary fiction, Saltzman contends, ambiguities blossom far beyond our capacities to stabilize, summarize or restore them to sense. The old rules of the game - in which a reader looking for Truth can expect some sort of satisfactory resolution - no longer apply.

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書名 Designs of darkness in contemporary American fiction
著作者等 Saltzman, Arthur M.
Saltzman Arthur M.
シリーズ名 Penn studies in contemporary American fiction
出版元 University of Pennsylvania Press
刊行年月 c1990
ページ数 xiii, 153 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0812230515
NCID BA11189241
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国