Table of contents for Postmodern counternarratives : irony and audience in the novels of Paul Auster, Don Delillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien / by Christopher Donovan.

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Contents
 Preface
 Acknowledgments
One Postmodernism, Liberal Ironism,
and
Contemporary Storytelling
Two Social Realism in the Postmodern
Age
Three "Middle Class Realism" and
the
Acceptance of the Reader
Four Morality and Solidarity in the
Ironic Novel
Five "Evil is the Movement toward
Void": Self-
 Absorption, Play, and the
 Ambiguous Gift of Genre in the
 Early Novels of Don DeLillo
Six "Entropy and Efflorescence": To
and From the
 Zero in the Early Novels of Paul
Auster
Seven "Nobody Would Believe a Word":
Sincerity amid
 Terror in the Early Novels of Tim
O'Brien Eight "Father's Gift of Mythopoesis
and Love":
 Conflicted Voices in the Early
 Charles Johnson
Nine "The Days of Being a Shadow Are
Over": The
Ironic Narrative in Practice
Ten "Others First": Approaching
Solidarity
Afterword "Create the Counternarrative":
Writings in a New Century
 Works Cited
 Index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States.
Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948- -- Technique.
Authors and readers -- United States.
Auster, Paul, 1947- -- Technique.
O'Brien, Tim, 1946- -- Technique.
DeLillo, Don -- Technique.
Reader-response criticism.
Irony in literature.