Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning

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Does the postmodern process of rewriting stories by earlier writers point to a crisis of originality in our cloning culture? In Rewriting, the first systematic examination of this tendency in late twentieth-century American fiction, Christian Moraru answers this question with a "no" by examining a wide range of representative writers including E. L. Doctorow, Robert Coover, Paul Auster, Charles Johnson, Ishmael Reed, Trey Ellis, Kathy Acker, Mark Leyner, and Bharati Mukherjee, among others. Moraru shows that in reworking ...

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Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning
2001, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791451083

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