The American Novel Now: Reading Contemporary American Fiction Since 1980
Part I: Before 1980.
Part II: From New Realisms to Postmodernism.
This American Life”.
Magnifying Reality, Multiplying Genre.
Part III: Becoming Identities.
Toward the Posthuman.
Part IV: What Happened to History?
The Past is Prologue.
Catastrophe: The Ends of History.
Part V: Relations Stopping Nowhere.
The Postnuclear Family.
The Reach of Community.
Nation and Migration: From There to Here.
"The American Novel Now provides an accessible introduction to the many strands of post-1980 American fiction." (TLS, June 2010)
- Discusses an exceptionally wide-range of authors and novels, from established figures to significant emerging writers
- Featured authors include Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Louise Erdrich, Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Kathy Acker and many more
- Explores the range of themes and styles offered in the wealth of contemporary American fiction since 1980, in both mainstream and experimental writings
- Reflects the liveliness and diversity of American fiction in the last thirty years
- Written in a style that makes it ideal for students and scholars, while also accessible for general readers