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Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction
This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships and other social structu ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 18th 2007 by Edinburgh University Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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