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The Resource Jonathan Lethem, James Peacock, (electronic resource)

Jonathan Lethem, James Peacock, (electronic resource)

Label
Jonathan Lethem
Title
Jonathan Lethem
Statement of responsibility
James Peacock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Examining all of Lethem's novels, as well as a number of his short fictions, essays and critical works, this study shows how the author's prolific output, his restlessness and his desire always to be subverting literary forms and genres, are consistent with his interest in subcultural identities. The human need to break off into small groupings, subcultures or miniature utopias is mirrored in the critical tendency to enforce generic boundaries. To break down the boundaries between genres, then, is partly to make a nonsense of critical distinctions between 'high' and 'low' literature, and partly to reflect the wider need to recognise difference, to appreciate that other people, no matter how outlandish and alien they may appear, share similar desires, experiences and problems. With this in mind, James Peacock argues that Lethem's experiments with genre are not merely games or elaborate literary jokes, but ethical necessities, particularly when viewed in the light of the losses and traumas that shadow all of his writing. Jonathan Lethem, therefore, makes an important contribution not just to Lethem studies, but also to debates about genre and its position in postmodern or 'post-postmodern' literature."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1970-
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Peacock, James
Dewey number
813.54
LC call number
PS3562.E8544
LC item number
Z84 2012
Series statement
Contemporary American and Canadian writers
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Lethem, Jonathan
Label
Jonathan Lethem, James Peacock, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-181) and index
Contents
Private dicks: science fiction meets detection in Gun, With Occasional Music -- The nightmare of the local: apocalypse on the road in Amnesia Moon -- Alice in the academy: As She Climbed Across the Table -- Far away, so close: Brooklyn goes to space in Girl in Landscape -- 'We learned to tell our story walking': Tourette's and urban space in Motherless Brooklyn -- Mixed media: graffiti, writing and coming-of-age in The Fortress of Solitude -- 'Hiding in plain sight': reality and secrecy in You Don't Love Me Yet and Chronic City
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000784964
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780719082672
Lccn
2012462260
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000784964
Label
Jonathan Lethem, James Peacock, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-181) and index
Contents
Private dicks: science fiction meets detection in Gun, With Occasional Music -- The nightmare of the local: apocalypse on the road in Amnesia Moon -- Alice in the academy: As She Climbed Across the Table -- Far away, so close: Brooklyn goes to space in Girl in Landscape -- 'We learned to tell our story walking': Tourette's and urban space in Motherless Brooklyn -- Mixed media: graffiti, writing and coming-of-age in The Fortress of Solitude -- 'Hiding in plain sight': reality and secrecy in You Don't Love Me Yet and Chronic City
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000784964
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780719082672
Lccn
2012462260
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000784964

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