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Robert Coover and the Generosity of the Page
Written in the second person, it offers a self-reflexive investigation into the ways in which Coover's stories often challenge the reader to resist the conventions of sense-making and even literary criticism.
Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003), one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a wide variety of essays and fictions that reflect on the complexities of literary work.
Pop Poetics: Reframing Joe Brainard
Pop artists (painters and poets) often get praised or criticized for their use of low-brow commercial iconography. Yet either appraisal obscures the rigors of Pop serial design . . .
Dumitru Tsepeneag and the Canon of Alternative Literature
Dumitru Tsepeneag and the Canon of Alternative Literature is not just the study of one man's work, but of an entire nation's literary history over the latter half of the twentieth century. The first monograph to appear in English on Tsepeneag.
The Birth of Death and Other Comedies
The Novels of Russell H. Greenan
In The Birth of Death and Other Comedies: The Novels of Russell H. Greenan, Tom Whalen draws widely from the American tradition to locate Greenan's lineage in the work of Hawthorne and Poe, and the fiction of Twain, West, Hammett, Cain, and Thompson.
This Is Not a Tragedy
The Works of David Markson
The very first book-length study to focus on this seminal American author, This Is Not a Tragedy reviews David Markson's entire body of work . . .
When Blackness Rhymes With Blackness
In When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, Rowan Ricardo Phillips pushes African American poetry to its limits by unraveling "our desire to think of African American poetry as African American poetry."
A Community Writing Itself
Conversations with Vanguard Writers of the Bay Area
Sarah Rosenthal interviews contemporary experimental American writers about art and life.
Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form
Drawing together a wide range of focused critical commentary and observation by internationally renowned scholars and writers, this collection of essays offers a major reassessment of Aidan Higgins’s body of work almost fifty years after the...
Nicholas Mosley’s Life and Art: A Biography in Six Interviews
The son of Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of Britain’s Fascists in the 1930s, and himself the inheritor of a noble title, Nicholas Mosley nonetheless fought bravely for Britain during World War II, and became a tireless anti-Apartheid campaigner...