The Metanarrative of Suspicion in Late Twentieth Century America (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory) (Hardcover)

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Narratives of suspicion and mistrust have escaped the boundaries of specific sites of discourse to constitue a metanarrative that pervades American culture. Through close reading of texts ranging from novels (Pynchon's Vineland, Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Pierce's The Turner Diaries) to prison literature, this book examines the ways in which narratives of suspicion are both constitutive--and symptomatic--of a metanarrative that pervades American culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415970761
ISBN-10: 0415970768
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 25th, 2004
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory