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Published: 19 January 2012

224 Pages | 4 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199826889

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No Accident, Comrade

Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Steven Belletto

  • Blends literary criticism and history to provide the first study of the lasting influence of the Cold War's culture of chance on twentieth-century fiction
  • Encompasses a broad range of novels and other cultural materials: Belletto draws on works by Nabokov, DeLillo, Pynchon, Richard Powers, Richard Wright, Colson Whitehead, Joan Didion, and Chang-rae Lee, among others, to illustrate the full range of the Cold War's varied impact on American literature and culture
  • First study to describe the game theory narrative and its importance to American literature and culture
  • Joins a growing body of vibrant, interesting scholarship that resituates post-World War II American novels