Post Modern Literature

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Cormac McCarthy

American novelist and playwright, 10 novels = southern, gothic, west and post - apocalyptic genres

Cormac McCarthy (father and son trip to sea)

"The Road" (2006)

"The Road" (2007)

Pultizer prize winner

Cormac McCarthy (1st of "Border Trilogy")

"All the Pretty Horses"

"All the Pretty Horses" won what award?

U.S National Book

William S. Burroughs

American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer, lived in Lawrence (1981-1997), drugy (opium)

William S. Burroughs's 4 series?

Linear, cut-up, expimentation & subversion and The Red Night Trilogy

William S. Burroughs (published 1959 in Paris, July)

"The Naked Lunch"

What was "The Naked Lunch" about?

Loose connect of stories, junky's tale

William S. Burroughs (narrated in 2 different views)

"Cities of the Red Night" (1981)

Who was the narrators in "Cities of the Red Night"?

Pirates/ detective with lost boy

Octavia Butler

American scifi writer, one of the few African-American women in field

What was established in 2006? (Octavia Butler)

Octavia memorial scholarship

Octavia Butler (woman thrown back to slavery)

"Kindred" (Dana-go back in time to make sure exsistence)

Octavia Butler (little girl actually old lady)

"Fledgling" (vampires in the future = nice)

Don DeLillo

Italian-American author, playwright and occassional essayist

Don DeLillo (professor pioneer Hitler studies, scared of death)

"White Noise"

Don DeLillo (theme = father son separation)

"Cosmopolis" (has highly sexed woman)

Samuel R. Delany

African-American author, professor and literature critic, perv (tons of sex)

Samuel R. Delany themes are?

Bodies of water, mythology, language and perception

Samuel R. Delany (originally 4 volumes)

"Return to Neveryon"

"Return to Neveryon" consisted of?

11 tales, racist barbarians

Samuel R. Delany (language = weapon)

"Babel - 17" (Rydra Wong starship captain)

Phillip K. Dick (general)

American novelist, short story writer and essayist, published entirely scifi genre, can't write if not high

Phillip K. Dick (mutants see future stop killers)

"The Minority Report" (short story)

Phillip K. Dick (short stories)

"Imposter", "Golden Man", "Paycheck" and "We can Remember it for you Wholesale"

Phillip K. Dick

"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist and short story writer, literature Brat Pack, gay but doesn't confirm

Bret Easton Ellis (1980 winter break = drugs, one night stand, back with Blaire, Julian = friend/ prostitute)

"Less Than Zero"

Bret Easton Ellis (serial killer/ business man = genital torture, cannabalism)

"American Psycho"

William Gibson

American-Canadian writer, called "noir prophet" of cyber-punk subgenre scifi

William Gibson (Japan, hacker, disease disconnected him and needs cure)

"Neuromancer"

Ursula K. Le Guin

American author has written novels, poems, child books, essays, and short stories, genres = scifi and fantasy

Ursula K. Le Guin (teens, wizard of eathsea famous)

"Earthsea Novels"

Ursula K. Le Guin (1st race expand = League of All Worlds, sex urge (no gender) in winter planet)

"The Left Hand of Darkness"

Tim O' Brien (general)

American novelist who mainly writes about expience in Vietnam War and impact on soldiers

Tim O' Brien

"Things They Carried"

Chuck Palahniuk

American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist

Chuck Palahniuk (award winning novel)

"Fight Club"

Chuck Palahniuk (flashback, foster homes, sex recovery, choke on food = money 4 mom)

"Choke"

Thomas Pynchon (general)

American novelist noted for his dense and complex works of fiction

Thomas Pynchon

"The Crying of Lot 49"

Kurt Vonnegut (general)

American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy and scifi, attended University of Iowa workshop

Kurt Vonnegut

"Breakfast of Champions" and "Slaughterhouse V"

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