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The volumes of the Understanding Contemporary American Literature series are intended as "guides or companions for students as well as good academic readers." More than plot summaries or study aids, they help readers place some more challenging modern authors in the context of evolving literary traditions. Readers of postmodern metafictionist Coover (The Adventures of Lucky Pierre [BKL S 15 02]) especially stand to benefit from discussion of his aims, methods, and evolution. Evenson is not unbiased--he sometimes defends Coover from his detractors--but Coover's dense prose may require a fan to unravel it. In language that is refreshingly free from the autoerotic jargon that mars so much criticism, Evenson walks us through the canon, explaining from scratch, so even readers unfamiliar with the word metafiction (writing about writing) will find their way through the texts. One of Evenson's more interesting notions is that Coover's ideas are the same as when he started and that his works are related points on a plane, rather than sequential points on a line. A high-quality companion to Coover's challenging writing. Keir Graff
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About the Author
Brian K. Evenson is the author of five books of fiction, including Altmann's Tongue and Contagion. He is a senior editor for Conjunctions magazine and the director of creative writing at the University of Denver, Evenson lives in Denver.
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