Novels of the Contemporary Extreme

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Alain-Philippe Durand, Naomi Mandel
A&C Black, 8.06.2006 г. - 192 страници
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This book investigates a new form of fiction that is currently emerging in contemporary literature across the globe. 'Novels of the contemporary extreme' - from North and South America, from Europe, and the Middle East - are set in a world both similar to and different from our own: a hyper real, often apocalyptic world progressively invaded by popular culture, permeated with technology and dominated by destruction. While their writing is commonly classified as 'hip' or 'underground' literature, authors of contemporary extreme novels have often been the center of public controversy and scandal; they, and their work, become international bestsellers. This collection of essays identifies and describes this international phenomenon, investigating the appeal of these novels' styles and themes, the reasons behind their success, and the fierce debates they provoked.
 

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Introduction
1
The Americas
7
Europe and the Middle East
75

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Alain-Philippe Durand Professor of French and Director of the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona, USA and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Naomi Mandel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

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