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Author Worthington, Marjorie, author.

Title The story of "me" : contemporary American autofiction / Marjorie Worthington.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Frontiers of narrative
Frontiers of narrative.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Story of "Me" shows that the burgeoning of autofiction serves as a barometer of American literature from modernist authorial effacement to postmodern literary self-consciousness"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: Autofiction in an American Context -- 1. Masculinity, Whiteness, and Postmodern Self-Consciousness: Vladimir Nabokov, John Barth, Kurt Vonnegut, and Richard Powers -- 2. Rage Against the Dying of the Author: Philip Roth, Arthur Phillips, Ruth Ozeki, Salvador Plascencia, and Percival Everett -- 3. The New Journalism as the New Fiction, The New Subjectivity as The New Objectivity: Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, Mark Leyner, and Bret Easton Ellis -- 4. Trauma Autofiction, Dissociation, and the Authenticity of "Real" Experience: Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Federman, Tim O'Brien and Jonathan Safran Foer -- 5. Memoir vs. Autofiction as The Story of Me vs. The Story of "Me": Philip Roth, Richard Powers, Bret Easton Ellis, and Ron Currie Jr. -- Coda -- Appendix: American Autofictions.
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Subject Autobiographical fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Autobiography in literature.
Self in literature.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title Contemporary American autofiction
Other Form: Print version: Worthington, Marjorie. Story of "me". Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018 9781496207579 (DLC) 2017058300 (OCoLC)1025368400
ISBN 9781496208736 (electronic book)
1496208730 (electronic book)
9781496208750 (electronic book)
1496208757 (electronic book)
9781496208743 (mobi)