Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jul 1, 1972 - Literary Criticism
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Examines the themes and styles of the absurdist novelists Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth
  

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Contents

The Aesthetics of Absurdity
17
Catch22 A Radical Protest against Absurdity
33
Illusion and Absurdity The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr
51
Death and Absurdity Thomas Pynchon and the Entropic Vision
76
Paradigms of Absurdity The Absurdist Novels of John Barth
100
Epilogue Camp the PopNovel and Absurdity
121
Notes and References
135
Bibliography
146
Index
157
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Charles H. Harris III is emeritus history professor at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

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