Order Nr. 70871 AMERICAN FICTION 1940-1980. Frederick R. Karl.


  • New York: Harper & Row, (1983).
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • xiv, 637+ (1) pages.
  • ISBN: 0060911506

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 70871

First edition. A fine copy. A critical discussion of American fiction since the end of World War II and an articulation of its defining characteristics. The author frames his discussion in the context of concepts such as "modernism," and compares literary tendencies of the time period to trends in the visual arts and music. Discusses the work of American literary giants such as Kurt Vonnegut, Truman Capote, Joan Didion and Joyce Carol Oates.