James McDermott holds a doctorate in English and American Literature from the University of Virginia and is the author of A Comfortable Range.
Foreword; Introduction; 1. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Minimal Style: Austerity and Anti-Foundationalism; 2. Richard Brautigan's Minimal Style: Gentleness, Emotive Function, and the Problematic of Selfhood; 3. Raymond Carver's Minimal Style: Political Commitment, Narrative Omission, and the Contingency of Community; 4. David Mamet's Minimal Style: Uninflection, Waste, and Authenticity Bibliography; Index.