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Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers

Dalkey Archive Press

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ISBN 10: 1564785084 / ISBN 13: 9781564785084
Published by Dalkey Archive Press, 2008
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Title: Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st.

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Since his first novel was published in 1985, Richard Powers has assembled a body of work whose intellectual breadth and imaginative energy bears comparison with that of any writer working today. Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers pays tribute to that achievement by collecting seventeen essays--written by leading literary critics, philosophers, and a novelist--each of which offers important insights into Powers's narrative craft and the intellectual grids that underlie his work. Powers's novels are distinguished by both their multiple narrative forms and their sophisticated synthesis of diverse fields of knowledge; to attempt to adequately address this range, the contributors to this volume mix their study of Powers's narrative innovations with eclectic interdisciplinary perspectives, which range from photography and systems theory, to ecocriticism and neuroscience. The volume concludes with an essay by Powers himself, that explores his philosophy of the novel.

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Stephen J. Burn is associate professor of modern and contemporary literature at Northern Michigan University--Marquette. He is the author of "Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism; Intersections: Essays on Richard Powers;" and "David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest": A Reader's Guide."

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