Twenty-First Century Fiction

Readings, Essays, Conversations


1. Edition, 2005
219 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5029-1
Product: Book
Edition: Softcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: anglistik & englischunterricht, Volume No.: 66
Available: 21.04.2005

Keywords: Prosa, USA, Aufsatzsammlung, Geschichte 2000-2004, Popliteratur, 11. September 2001, Franzen, Jonathan, Caldwell, Gail, Short Stories, 9/11 (Nine Eleven)


Stimulated by the vibrancy of twenty-first century American and British fiction, this volume sketches the landscape of contemporary novels and short stories. Contributors present case studies on Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones, on recent works by Ian McEwan, A.S. Byatt, Julian Barnes, and David Lodge, and on Afro-Latino/a literature in the United States. The volume also includes extensive discussions of contemporary American short stories and recent British 'pop' literature, an analysis of the similarities between the author J T LeRoy and the rapper Eminem, and an exploration of Holocaust representations in contemporary American novels. Two conversations complement the issue: a discussion with Boston Globe chief book critic Gail Caldwell and an interview with award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen.

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Thomas Austenfeld in: American Literary Scholarship, 2005-1. 488f

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Ina Bergmann in: Amerikastudien / American Studies, 52, 3 (2007), 453ff

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in: Bibliographie Moderner Fremdsprachenunterricht, 2005/3