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Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction After Postmodernism
Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he discusses in detail the ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 23rd 2009 by University Press of Kentucky
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My "to read" list just multiplied exponentially. Rebein provides a bibliography of contemporary literary masters as well as a cogent framework upon which to analyze them. This read almost like a textbook or a dissertation thesis and was extremely well-researched and precisely documented. I think a glossary and visual aids would not have been out of place. So many different people are quoted throughtout the book that sometimes I lost the thread of the argument. Also, I think a chapter dealing ...more