AMERICAN POSTMODERN FICTION
From the Introduction:
"Although these are essays that have appeared variously over the past decade or so, usually on the publication of a new work by the writer at hand. . .they were almost all written as part of an effort on my part to “cover” as many classic postmodern writers as I could while also in individual reviews and essays examining the formal features and stylistic tendencies, as well as discernible commonalities of insight and perspective, associated with American postmodern fiction in general. Ideally, then the reader would find in the following selections both close readings of an individual author’s work and accumulating commentary on the nature, assumptions, and identifiable practices of postmodern fiction."