Austere Style in Twentieth - Century Literature: Literary Minimalism

Austere Style in Twentieth - Century Literature: Literary Minimalism

By: James Dishon McDermott (author)Hardback

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Explores the literary minimal styles of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Carver and David Mamet.

About Author

James McDermott holds a doctorate in English and American Literature from the University of Virginia and is the author of A Comfortable Range.

Contents

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773458994
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 151
  • ID: 9780773458994
  • ISBN10: 0773458999

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