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Published: 01 December 2011

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780199609291

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Powers of Possibility

Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Alex Houen

  • Develops a new concept of literary practice - potentialism - and thus presents an alternative view of literary experimentation to that associated with 'postmodernism' and the 'postmodern avant-garde'
  • Discusses a range of genres: poetry, drama, and fiction
  • Presents fresh insight into how contemporary American writers have engaged with political issues
  • Draws extensively on archival material