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The Absurd Hero in American Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780292703551
Pages : 282 pages
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The Anti-Hero in the American Novel

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ISBN 10 : 9780230612525
Pages : 200 pages
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American Fiction Since 1940

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ISBN 10 : 9781317871248
Pages : 287 pages
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Fictional Space in the Modernist and Post-modernist American Novel

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Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838750672
Pages : 248 pages
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Approaching Postmodernism

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ISBN 10 : 9789027286321
Pages : 300 pages
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The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781135899592
Pages : 227 pages
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The Hero in Contemporary American Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230609785
Pages : 223 pages
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Reading the Absurd

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748669295
Pages : 224 pages
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Twentieth Century Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781349170661
Pages : 781 pages
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The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780415570008
Pages : 562 pages
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Raymond Carver's Short Fiction in the History of Black Humor

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 0820486205
Pages : 162 pages
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Research Guide to American Literature

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Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781438134055
Pages : 273 pages
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Twentieth Century American Literature

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781349164165
Pages : 668 pages
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Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the U.S.A.

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822305925
Pages : 284 pages
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American Culture in the 1960s

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748629039
Pages : 272 pages
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Imagination and Idealism in John Updike's Fiction

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 9781571139429
Pages : 238 pages
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Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN 10 : 0809310279
Pages : 194 pages
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