Fiction in the Quantum Universe

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 282 pages
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In this outstanding book Susan Strehle argues that a new fiction has developed from the influence of modern physics. The changed physical world appears in both content and form in some of the most ambitious recent fiction, which Strehle names "actualism"
  

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An important book, on the forefront of its time, so may not be fully appreciated for another ten years -- in other words, it will be fully understood with hindsight. Part of the reason is that she ... Read full review

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actualism: both kinship with and difference from realism. informed by the new physics. to describe pynchon, coover, gaddis, barth, atwood, and barthelme. Read full review

Contents

ACTUALISM Fiction in the Quantum Universe
1
Gravitys Rainbow and the Fiction of Quantum Continuity
27
The Public Burning and the Accidents of History
66
J R and the Matter of Energy
93
LETTERS and the Relative Frame
124
Cats Eye and the Subjective Author
159
Paradise and the Uncertain Principles of Actualism
190
BEYOND THE BORDERS Actualism in the Quantum Universe
218
Notes
239
Bibliography
257
Index
271
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Susan Strehle is associate vice provost for graduate studies at the State University of New York at Bighamton.

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