By David Seed
Via a wide-ranging sequence of essays and suitable readings, A better half to Twentieth-Century usa Fiction offers an summary of yank fiction released because the end of the 1st global War. * contains a wide-ranging sequence of essays through American, British, and ecu experts in numerous literary fields* Written in an approachable and available variety* Covers either vintage literary figures and modern novelists* presents vast feedback for extra examining on the finish of every essay
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Robert R. Dutton extends the view of Bellow’s novel as a merger of fiction and literary commentary even further, writing that Augie might be “seen as a paradigm of American literature” (Dutton: 58). Specifically, Dutton views the novel as dominated by a dichotomy personified by Augie as representative of Huckleberry Finn-like innocence and optimism and the secondary character Einhorn as emblematic of the modernist pessimism of Ernest Hemingway. In 1970, Bellow published a New York novel that is considerably more pessimistic than his earlier urban fiction, Mr.
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A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) by David Seed