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An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction

Alan Bilton

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Contemporary American Fiction introduces the work of a range of American authors, all of whom can be said to engage with postmodernism: Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, Cormac McCarthy, Rolando Hinojosa, E. Annie Proulx, Bret Easton Ellis, Douglas Coupland and Thomas Pynchon.

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Contents

Preface
A Short Glossary of Critical Terms
A Short Glossary of Literary Terms
Introduction
Postmodernism and Contemporary Fiction: An Introductory Bibliography
1. Don DeLillo
Don DeLillo Biography
DeLillo on DeLillo
Links to other authors
Reading early DeLillo
Don DeLillo Bibliography
2. Paul Auster
Paul Auster Biography
Auster on Auster
Links to other authors
Paul Auster Bibliography
3. Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy Biography
Approaches to Cormac McCarthy
Links to other authors
Cormac McCarthy Bibliography
4. Rolando Hinojosa
Rolando Hinojosa Biography
Links to other authors
Reading The Klail City Death Trip series
Rolando Hinojosa Bibliography
5. E. Annie Proulx
E. Annie Proulx Biography
Proulx on Proulx
Links to other authors
E. Annie Proulx Bibliography
6. Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis Biography
Ellis on Ellis
Links to other authors
Bret Easton Ellis Bibliography
7. Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland Biography
Couplandisms
Links to other authors
Douglas Coupland Bibliography
Conclusion: Thomas Pynchon's Mason and Dixon
Thematic Index
Author Index.

About the Author

Alan Bilton is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea and editor of The American 1920s: Literary Sources and Documents (2001).