Crystals out of chaos: John Hawkes and the shapes of apocalypse

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
This book focuses on the apocalyptic and totalizing imagination in the novels of John Hawkes, from The Cannibal to Sweet William. The authorial desire to impose the order of art on the resisting materials of time, history, sexuality, and death is examined in the context of a sensibility deeply concerned with beginnings, endings, and the chaos between.

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