9780393316988

Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

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    9780393316988

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-09-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

It includes works bysixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics,hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is thefirst anthology to do full justice to the vast range of Americaninnovation in fiction writing since 1945.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix(22)
Acknowledgments xxxi
I Breaking the Frame 1(124)
THOMAS PYNCHON (b. 1937)
4(11)
FROM The Crying of Lot 49
4(11)
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS (b. 1914)
15(10)
Nova Express
15(10)
Crab Nebula
15(10)
DONALD BARTHELME (1931-1989)
25(12)
See the Moon?
26(7)
Sentence
33(4)
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN (1935-1984)
37(5)
Trout Fishing in America
38(4)
The Cover for Trout Fishing in America
39(1)
Trout Death by Port Wine
40(2)
NTOZAKE SHANGE (b. 1948)
42(13)
Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo
43(12)
Indigo
43(12)
ISHMAEL REED (b. 1938)
55(10)
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
55(10)
Chapter 1
55(10)
WILLIAM GASS (b. 1924)
65(19)
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
66(18)
KURT VONNEGUT (b. 1922)
84(10)
Breakfast of Champions
85(9)
Preface
85(3)
Chapter 1
88(6)
GRACE PALEY (b. 1922)
94(5)
The Pale Pink Roast
94(5)
WALTER ABISH (b. 1931)
99(12)
Ardor/Awe/Atrocity
99(12)
CAROLE MASO (b. 1955)
111(4)
FROM The American Woman in the Chinese Hat
111(4)
JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS (b. 1952)
115(5)
Bluegill
116(4)
LYNNE TILLMAN (b. 1947)
120(5)
Living with Contradictions
121(4)
II Fact Meets Fiction 125(68)
TRUMAN CAPOTE (1924-1984)
127(14)
FROM In Cold Blood
127(14)
NORMAN MAILER (b. 1923)
141(5)
The Armies of the Night
141(5)
FROM Part II: Friday Afternoon
141(5)
AUDRE LORDE (1934-1992)
146(6)
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
146(6)
Chapter 4
146(6)
WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN (b. 1959)
152(9)
The Rainbow Stories
153(8)
The Visible Spectrum
153(7)
A Note on the Truth of the Tales
160(1)
THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA (1951-1982)
161(13)
Dictee
161(13)
Clio History
161(13)
TIM O'BRIEN (b. 1946)
174(9)
How to Tell a True War Story
174(9)
GLORIA ANZALDUA (b. 1942)
183(10)
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
184(9)
Tlilli, Tlapalli: The Path of the Red and Black Ink
184(9)
III Popular Culture and High Culture Collide 193(98)
JAY CANTOR (b. 1948)
196(5)
Krazy Kat
197(4)
Our Town
197(1)
FROM The Gadget
198(3)
LYNDA BARRY (b. 1956)
211(5)
Come Over Come Over
212(4)
Knowing Things
212(2)
The Surprise
214(2)
LAURIE ANDERSON (b. 1947)
216(10)
Stories from the Nerve Bible
216(10)
12. Maps and Places
216(2)
15. Black Fire on White Fire
218(4)
24. Talkshow
222(1)
48. Stories from the Nerve Bible
223(2)
49. This Storm
225(1)
ROBERT COOVER (b. 1932)
226(15)
A Night at the Movies
226(15)
The Phantom of the Movie Palace
226(15)
MARK LEYNER (b. 1956)
241(14)
Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog
242(13)
The Making of "Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog"
242(13)
CURTIS WHITE (b. 1951)
255(8)
Memories of My Father Watching T.V.
256(7)
Combat
256(7)
RICARDO CORTEZ CRUZ (b. 1964)
263(8)
Premature Autopsies
264(7)
Welcome to the Ghetto
264(7)
BOBBIE ANN MASON (b. 1940)
271(10)
Shiloh
271(10)
BARRY GIFFORD (b. 1946)
281(10)
Wild at Heart
282(9)
Wild at Heart
282(2)
Hunger in America
284(2)
Locus Ceruleus
286(5)
IV Revisiting History 291(102)
ART SPIEGELMAN (b. 1948)
294(7)
FROM Maus
295(6)
TONI MORRISON (b. 1931)
301(5)
FROM Beloved
301(5)
PHILIP ROTH (b. 1933)
306(16)
The Ghost Writer
307(14)
Femme Fatale
307(14)
LESLIE MARMON SILKO (b. 1948)
321(10)
FROM Ceremony
322(9)
E. L. DOCTOROW (b. 1931)
331(7)
The Leather Man
332(6)
SUSAN DAITCH (b. 1954)
338(3)
XXXXY
338(3)
SHERMAN ALEXIE (b. 1966)
341(4)
Captivity
342(3)
JOSEPH HELLER (b. 1923)
345(17)
Catch-22
345(17)
Chapter 9. Major Major Major Major
345(17)
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE (b. 1962)
362(31)
Lyndon
362(31)
V Revising Tradition 393(116)
JOYCE CAROL OATES (b. 1938)
396(13)
The Turn of the Screw
396(13)
KATHY ACKER (b. 1948)
409(6)
Great Expectations
409(1)
I Recall My Childhood
409(6)
JOHN BARTH (b. 1930)
415(28)
Chimera
416(27)
Dunyazadiad
416(27)
PAUL AUSTER (b. 1947)
443(6)
City of Glass
443(6)
Chapter 1
443(6)
PAUL KARASIK (b. 1956) AND DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI (b. 1960)
449(9)
FROM Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
450(8)
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON (b. 1940)
458(12)
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book
458(12)
FROM Trippers and Askers
458(12)
SAMUEL R. DELANY (b. 1942)
470(14)
Neveryona
470(14)
1. Of Dragons, Mountains, Transhumance, Sequence, and Sunken Cities, or: The Violence of the Letter
470(14)
ROSARIO FERRE (b. 1942)
484(4)
The Youngest Doll
485(3)
MARILYNNE ROBINSON (b. 1944)
488(9)
Housekeeping
489(8)
FROM Chapter 8
489(8)
HELENA MARIA VIRAMONTES (b. 1954)
497(12)
The Cariboo Cafe
497(12)
VI Technoculture [Electronic selections for entries marked are available at the Norton Website: http://www.wwnorton.com] 509(72)
WILLIAM GIBSON (b. 1948)
512(7)
The Gernsback Continuum
512(7)
URSULA K. LE GUIN (b. 1929)
519(7)
Schrodinger's Cat
520(5)
She Unnames Them
525(1)
DON DELILLO (b. 1936)
526(11)
White Noise
527(11)
Chapter 7
527(2)
Chapter 9
529(4)
Chapter 17
533(4)
JOANNA RUSS (b. 1937)
537(11)
The Female Man
537(11)
Part One
537(11)
GERALD VIZENOR (b. 1934)
548(6)
Feral Lasers
548(6)
OCTAVIA BUTLER (b. 1947)
554(7)
Imago
555(6)
Chapter 1
555(6)
NEAL STEPHENSON (b. 1959)
561(7)
Snow Crash
561(7)
Chapter 1
561(7)
DOUGLAS COUPLAND (b. 1961)
568(5)
Generation X
568(5)
Shopping Is Not Creating
568(5)
J. YELLOWLEES DOUGLAS (b. 1962)
573(3)
FROM I Have Said Nothing
574(2)
MICHAEL JOYCE (b. 1945)
576(5)
FROM afternoon, a story
577(4)
VII A Casebook of Postmodern Theory 581(73)
HELENE CIXOUS (b. 1937)
583(2)
FROM Sorties: Out and Out: Attacks/Ways Out/Forays
583(2)
IHAB HASSAN (b. 1925)
585(10)
Toward a Concept of Postmodernism
586(9)
MICHAEL BERUBE (b. 1961)
595(8)
Public Access
595(8)
FROM Just the Fax, Ma'am: Or, Postmodernism's Journey to Decenter
595(8)
DONNA HARAWAY (b. 1944)
603(19)
FROM A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century
603(19)
UMBERTO ECO (b. 1932)
622(2)
Postscript to The Name of the Rose
622(2)
FROM Postmodernism, Irony, the Enjoyable
622(2)
BELL HOOKS (b. 1955)
624(7)
Postmodern Blackness
624(7)
JEAN BAUDRILLARD (b. 1929)
631(6)
Simulacra and Simulation
631(6)
FROM The Precession of Simulacra
631(6)
TERRY HARPOLD (b. 1959)
637(12)
Conclusions
637(12)
TRINH T. MINH-HA (b. 1952)
649(5)
FROM Woman, Native, Other
649(5)
FREDRIC JAMESON (b. 1934)
654(11)
FROM Postmodernism and Consumer Society
654(11)
Permissions Acknowledgments 665(6)
Index 671

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