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By Jay Prosser

American Fiction of the Nineteen Nineties: Reflections of heritage and Culture brings jointly essays from overseas specialists to check essentially the most important and energized many years in American literature. This quantity reads the wealthy physique of Nineteen Nineties American fiction within the context of key cultural issues of the period.

The matters that the members determine as particularly effective include:

  • Immigration and America’s geographical borders, really people with Latin America

  • Racial tensions, race kinfolk and racial exchanges

  • Historical reminiscence and the recording of history

  • Sex, scandal and the politicization of sexuality

  • Postmodern applied sciences, terrorism and paranoia

American Fiction of the 1990s examines texts via proven authors reminiscent of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon, who write a few of their such a lot formidable paintings within the interval, but in addition via emergent writers, equivalent to Sherman Alexie, Chang-Rae Lee, E. Annie Proulx, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen. supplying new perception into either the literature and the tradition of the interval, in addition to the interplay among the 2 in a manner that furthers the recent American experiences, this quantity may be crucial interpreting for college students and teachers of yankee literature and tradition and past due twentieth-century fiction.

Contributors contain: Timothy Aubry, Alex Blazer, Kasia Boddy, Stephen J. Burn, Andrew Dix, Brian Jarvis, Suzanne W. Jones, Peter Knight, A. Robert Lee, Stacey Olster, Derek Parker Royal, Krishna Sen, Zoe Trodd, Andrew Warnes and Nahem Yousaf.

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