Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writingthe technological sublime.
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Joseph Tabbi is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is editor of the Electronic Book Review.
What People are Saying About This
"Tabbi offers a subtleimportant, and complex argument, delivered in clear and forceful prose, about some of the most crucial issues in fiction today."
"Tabbi's major contribution is resurrecting a concept of the sublimewhich creates a new intellectual arc from Henry Adams to Kathy Acker and an interesting new grouping of American novelists. The chapters on McElroy's Plus and DeLillo's Libra and Mao II are the best criticism I know of these books and Tabbi's original readings of Gravity's Rainbow and An American Dream make it hard to think about Pynchon and Mailer in the same way as before."
"An important book, one that will be read, reread, and valued for its depth, lucidity, and courage."