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«We Search the Past … for Our Own Lost Selves.»

Representations of Historical Experience in Recent American Fiction

by Marta Koval (Author)
Monographs 255 Pages

Summary

The book is a study of the most recent American fiction, published at the turn of the 21th century, which demonstrates a renewed interest in the matters of history. Using the concepts of memory and experience, the author points at the ways in which subjective history has been created in the new «novel about history», written by such authors as William Gass, Richard Powers, Marilynne Robinson, Nicholson Baker, Aleksandar Hemon, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Theoretically, the study has been inspired by the works of Aleida Assmann, Hayden White, Reinhart Koselleck, Frank Ankersmit, and Dominick LaCapra.

Details

Pages
255
ISBN (PDF)
9783653027082
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631626108
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (April)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 255 pp., 2 tables

Biographical notes

Marta Koval (Author)

Marta Koval teaches American literature and culture in the Institute of English and American Studies of University of Gdańsk (Poland). Her interests and publications cover contemporary American literature and its theoretical contexts.

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