American Fiction Since 1940, Paperback Book

American Fiction Since 1940 Paperback

Edited by Tony Hilfer

Part of the Longman Literature In English Series series


In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction.

He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction.

Key writers discussed include William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, Vladimir Nabokov and Joyce Carol Oates.

The book concludes by exploring contemporary trends through detailed case-studies of Donald Barthelme and Toni Morrison.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780582493506

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Longman Literature In English Series series   |  View all