Fiction's present : situating contemporary narrative innovation / edited by R.M. Berry and Jeffrey R. Di Leo.

"Combining creative and critical responses from some of today's most progressive and innovative novelists, critics, and theorists, Fiction's Present adventurously engages the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction. By juxtaposing scholarly...

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Other Authors: Berry, R. M., Di Leo, Jeffrey R.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"Combining creative and critical responses from some of today's most progressive and innovative novelists, critics, and theorists, Fiction's Present adventurously engages the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction. By juxtaposing scholarly articles with essays by practicing novelists, the book takes up not only the current state of literature and its criticism but also connections between contemporary philosophy and contemporary fiction. In doing so, the contributors aim to provoke further discussion of the present inflection of fiction - a present that can be seen as Janus-faced, looking both forward to the novel's radically changed, political, economic, and technological circumstances, and back to its history of achievements and problems." "The value of this book is not in the exhaustiveness of its treatment, but rather in the seriousness of the criticism it incites. The present materializes in quarrel, and it is toward such a beginning that the writings in Fiction's Present work."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 295 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781435632929
1435632923