Essays on Fiction
Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2008.
Edition: 2nd, expanded ed.
Description: xvii, 233 pages ; 22 cm
A collection of essays that explore the effects of contemporary patterns of thought on American fiction, considering topics such as the belief in Hell, the demand for happy endings, and the public lying of politicians.
Contents: Dysfunctional narratives, or "Mistakes were made" -- On defamiliarization -- Against epiphanies -- Talking forks : fiction and the inner life of objects -- Counterpointed characterization -- Rhyming action -- Maps and legends of Hell : notes on melodrama -- The Donald Barthelme Blues -- Stillness -- Regarding happiness -- Sonya's last speech, or, double voicing: an essay in sixteen sections.
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|LITERATURE Essays Bax||Cooper (Forest Acres)||Nonfiction||In|