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Postirony : The Nonfictional Literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers (Paperback) (Lukas

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This study for scholars and advanced students in literature explores the work of two American writers, David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, and their efforts at writing nonfiction, memoir, autobiography, and autocriticism that is sincere rather than ironic. Postirony (or post-irony) is defined here as post-postmodernism, or writing beyond postmodernism’s irony. The book examines the post-ironic movement in contemporary US literature, focusing on nonfiction texts, and the effects these texts have on audiences. In addition to Wallace and Eggers, the book looks at the writing of other writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Nick Flynn, Richard Rorty, Linda Hutcheon, Jedediah Purdy, and Alex Shakar. Distributed in North America by Columbia University Press. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 209
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Lettre
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Lukas Hoffmann
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2017
TCIN: 52229148
UPC: 9783837636611
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-6352
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