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American absurd

Pynchon, Vonnegut, and Barth

by Robert A. Hipkiss

  • 136 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Associated Faculty Press in Port Washington, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pynchon, Thomas -- Philosophy.,
  • Vonnegut, Kurt -- Philosophy.,
  • Barth, John, 1930- -- Philosophy.,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Absurd (Philosophy) in literature.,
  • Existentialism in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Robert A. Hipkiss.
    SeriesSeries in modern and contemporary literature, National university publications
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS374.A28 H56 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 135 p. ;
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3179710M
    ISBN 100804693404
    LC Control Number83022306

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