Blissful Realism: Saul Bellow, John Updike, and the Modern/Postmodern Divide

This dissertation examines the reaction of many post-WWII American authors against the modernist privileging of form. These authors predicate their response upon what I call "blissful realism," a term which reflects an unlikely conflation of the critical work of Roland Barthes and Georg L...

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Main Author: Jansen, Todd Edward
Other Authors: Dryden, Edgar
Published: The University of Arizona. 2013
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