Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism (Continuum Literary Studies)

Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism (Continuum Literary Studies)


Jonathan Franzen is without doubt one of the such a lot influential, critically-significant and well known modern American novelists. This publication is the 1st full-length research of his paintings and makes an attempt to articulate the place American fiction is headed after postmodernism. Stephen Burn presents a finished research of every of Franzen's novels - from his early paintings to the key good fortune of The Corrections - choosing key assets, delineating vital narrative ideas, and revealing how Franzen's issues are bolstered by means of every one novel's constitution. Supplementing this research with comparisons to key contemporaries, David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers, Burn indicates how Franzen's paintings is indicative of the course of experimental American fiction within the wake of the so-called finish of postmodernism.

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