Coverart for item
The Resource Revolution : the event in postwar fiction, Matthew Wilkens

Revolution : the event in postwar fiction, Matthew Wilkens

Label
Revolution : the event in postwar fiction
Title
Revolution
Title remainder
the event in postwar fiction
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Wilkens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the twentieth century-still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age-and the pervasive transformations of the later sixties. In Revolution, Matthew Wilkens argues that postwar fiction functions as a fascinating model of revolutionary change. Uniting literary criticism, cultural analysis, political theory, and science studies, Revolution reimagines the years after World War II as at once distinct from the decades surrounding them and part of a larger-scale series of rare, revolutionary moments stretching across centuries. Focusing on the odd mix of allegory, encyclopedism, and failure that characterizes fifties fiction, Wilkens examines a range of literature written during similar times of crisis, in the process engaging theoretical perspectives from Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson to Bruno Latour and Alain Badiou alongside readings of major novels by Ralph Ellison, William Gaddis, Doris Lessing, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Pynchon, and others
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkens, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.5409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.W498 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
Label
Revolution : the event in postwar fiction, Matthew Wilkens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The structure of literary revolutions -- Allegory -- Event -- The encyclopedia as object and metaphor -- Failure and novelty in postwar fiction -- Allegory, encyclopedism, and postwar america -- Ellison's impure manifesto -- Integration and disorder in The golden notebook
Control code
946031625
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 161 pages
Isbn
9781421420875
Lccn
2016002108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946031625
Label
Revolution : the event in postwar fiction, Matthew Wilkens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The structure of literary revolutions -- Allegory -- Event -- The encyclopedia as object and metaphor -- Failure and novelty in postwar fiction -- Allegory, encyclopedism, and postwar america -- Ellison's impure manifesto -- Integration and disorder in The golden notebook
Control code
946031625
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 161 pages
Isbn
9781421420875
Lccn
2016002108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946031625

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...