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- DescriptionWhile some cultural critics are prouncing the death of the vel, a whole generation of velists have turned to other media with curiosity rather than fear. These velists are t simply incorporating references to other media into their work for the sake of verisimilitude, they are also engaging precisely such media as a way of talking about what it means to write and read narrative in a society filled with stories told outside the print medium. By examining how some of our best fiction writers have taken up the challenge of film, television, video games, and hypertext, Daniel Punday offers an enlightening look into the current status of such fundamental narrative concepts as character, plot, and setting. He considers well-kwn postmodernists like Thomas Pynchon and Robert Coover, more-accessible authors like Maxine Hong Kingston and Oscar Hijuelos, and unjustly overlooked writers like Susan Daitch and Kenneth Gangemi, and asks how their works investigate the nature and limits of print as a medium for storytelling. Writing at the Limit explores how velists locate print writing within the contemporary media ecology, and what it really means to be writing at print's media limit.
- Author BiographyDaniel Punday is a professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Purdue University-Calumet. His most recent books are Five Strands of Fictionality: The Institutional Construction of Contemporary American Fiction and Narrative Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Narratology.
- Author(s)Daniel Punday
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2012
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleFrontiers of Narrative
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note15 illustrations
- Weight522 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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