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Novels of the Contemporary Extreme free pdf This book investigates a new form of fiction that is currently emerging in contemporary literature across the globe. 'Novels of the contemporary extreme' - from North and South America, from Europe, and the Middle East - are set in a world both similar to and different from our own: a hyper real, often apocalyptic world progressively invaded by popular culture, permeated with technology and dominated by destruction. While their writing is commonly classified as 'hip' or 'underground' literature, authors of contemporary extreme novels have often been the center of public controversy and scandal- they, and their work, become international bestsellers. This collection of essays identifies and describes this international phenomenon, investigating the appeal of these novels' styles and themes, the reasons behind their success, and the fierce debates they provoked.

About Alain-Philippe Durand

Alain-Philippe Durand Professor of French and Director of the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona, USA and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil. Naomi Mandel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

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Author : Alain-Philippe Durand
Publisher : Continuum
Data Published : 01 August 2008
ISBN : 1847062644
EAN : 9781847062642
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 178 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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