Best Read [ Robert Coover] author [ Lois Gordon ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Robert Coover With works ranging thematically and stylis tically from The Universal Baseball Association to The Public Burning, from Pricksongs and Descants to Spanking the Maid, Robert Coover emerges as one of the most vibrant writers from a remarkable avant garde that in the mid 1960s mounted serious assault on traditional ideas of form and content in world literature Lois Gordon here defines Coover s novels, short stories, and plays in terms of his con temporaries among Americans, Donald Bar thelme, William Gass, John Hawkes, and others among Europeans, Julio Cortazar, Robert Pinget, and Italo Calvino, to name a few These writers dismiss the conventions of traditional form linear plot, character development, definable theme, Aristotle s unities of time and space as no longer ap propriate in the modern world Coover writes in a dazzling variety of forms and styles in each he demonstrates a diversity of the style and manipulates the trappings of every conventional form from Old Comedy to theater of the absurd He also translates or transposes techniques associated with other art forms, such as film montage or operatic interlude In Coover s hands, any of these forms are fair game for parody Gordon notes Coover s method, specifically is this at the same time that he maintains a strong narrative line he coun terpoints it his musical term is descants with numerous mythic, legendary, or sym bolic levels which serve to explode any final meaning or resting point Nothing is static personality, event, human values Coover writes about a continual flux in which everything is constantly qualified and dramatically altered He portrays the public and private rituals that man construes to barter inner and outer disorder. New Download Robert Coover [ Author ] Lois Gordon [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. An illuminating perspective on Coover s work, but too often dry and overly academic.