The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

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The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

By Catherine Morley

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This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon contemporary American writing.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Literary Criticism

The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction
John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 9/25/08
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 226 pages

ISBN 10: 1135899584
ISBN 13: 9781135899585
Print ISBN: 9780415961134

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