The Resource This mad "instead" : governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction, Arthur Saltzman

This mad "instead" : governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction, Arthur Saltzman

Label
This mad "instead" : governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction
Title
This mad "instead"
Title remainder
governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Saltzman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In This Mad "Instead," Arthur Saltzman investigates the breakthroughs and breakdowns of metaphorical operations in the writings of several contemporary American novelists. Focusing on representative fictions by Kathy Acker, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, William Gass, Steven Millhauser, Richard Powers, John Updike, and Paul West, Saltzman examines how each author establishes a provisional government over the elusiveness of truth, the ambiguity of experience, and the hardships of language itself. Saltzman reveals figuration to be both inevitable and inevitably unreliable, and he illustrates how these writers treat this condition not as an impasse but as a point of departure - indeed, as an artistic mandate and creative opportunity."--Jacket
  • "In the hands of the authors that Saltzman considers here, the restless, quizzical, startling quality of metaphor - the madness of the mad "instead"--Provokes new awarenesses, restores the forces of language, and tests the means and motives of contemporary American fiction."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saltzman, Arthur M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS379
LC item number
.S25 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Metaphor
  • Roman américain
  • Métaphore
  • American fiction
  • Metaphor
  • Roman américain
  • Métaphore
  • Roman
  • Metapher
  • USA
Label
This mad "instead" : governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction, Arthur Saltzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the tongue's ties -- Beholding Paul West and the women of Whitechapel -- The figure in the static : Don Delillo's White noise -- In the Millhauser archives -- Post hoc harmonies : Paul Auster's Leviathan -- The nightmare of relation : William Gass's The tunnel -- The trope in the machine : Richard Powers's Galatea 2.2 -- Kathy Acker's Guerrilla mnemonics -- Down the rabbit whole : John Updike's Rabbit novels -- Conclusion : on the ethical behavior of metaphor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9781570033261
Lccn
99006195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40881335
  • (OCoLC)ocm40881335
Label
This mad "instead" : governing metaphors in contemporary American fiction, Arthur Saltzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the tongue's ties -- Beholding Paul West and the women of Whitechapel -- The figure in the static : Don Delillo's White noise -- In the Millhauser archives -- Post hoc harmonies : Paul Auster's Leviathan -- The nightmare of relation : William Gass's The tunnel -- The trope in the machine : Richard Powers's Galatea 2.2 -- Kathy Acker's Guerrilla mnemonics -- Down the rabbit whole : John Updike's Rabbit novels -- Conclusion : on the ethical behavior of metaphor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9781570033261
Lccn
99006195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40881335
  • (OCoLC)ocm40881335

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