The Pleasures of Babel

The Pleasures of Babel : Contemporary American Literature and Theory

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This study offers a lucid explication of the often stormy relationship between contemporary American literature and criticism. Repudiating the jargon of theory, it systematically makes sense of the movements of the last two decades: deconstruction, feminism. The author fuses a layman's guide to recent criticism with a scholarly work that directly engages theories of narrative by applying them to the works of prominent American writers.
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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25.4mm | 399g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195083725
  • 9780195083729