Literary Subversions: New American Fiction and the Practice of Criticism

Synopsis

Klinkowitz' comprehensive Introduction provides the clearest, liveliest exploration to date of the technical and critical developments in the art of the novel over the past two decades.

Using a variety of approaches from polemic and lyric to personal witness, Klinkowitz discusses John Updike, Grace Paley, Robley Wilson, Ishmael Reed, John Gardner, Thomas McGuane, John Irving, Richard Yates, John Barth, Jerzy Kosinski, Dan Wakefield, and Tom Glynn.