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  Volume 35, Number 4, Winter 1989

Table of Contents

From: MFS Modern Fiction Studies

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Articles

Telling Lies and Stories: Peter Carey's Bliss

pp. 637-653
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The Compositional Self in William Gaddis' JR

pp. 655-672
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An American Messiah: Myth in Henry Roth's Call It Sleep

pp. 673-687
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Minimalism and the American Dream: "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason and "Preservation" by Raymond Carver

pp. 689-698
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Toward Bliss: Barthes, Lacan, and Robbe-Grillet

pp. 699-706
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Notes and Discussion

In Our Time as Self-Begetting Fiction

pp. 707-716
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John Kennedy Toole, The Neon Bible, and A "Confederacy" of Friends and Relatives

pp. 716-718
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Response to MFS Review of Reading Joyce's "Ulysses"

pp. 719-723
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Book Reviews

The Pop World of Henry James: From Fairy Tales to Science Fiction, and: Order and Design: Henry James' Titled Story Sequences, and: Sexuality and Textuality in Henry James: Reading Through the Virginal, and: "The Turn of the Screw": Bewildered Vision (review)

pp. 729-732
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Realism and the Drama of Reference. Strategies of Representation in Balzac, Flaubert, and James, and: Selected Letters of Henry James to Edmund Gosse, 1882-1915 (review)

pp. 733-734
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Language, Race, and Social Class in Howells's America, and: The Art of Frank Norris, Storyteller, and: Art for Social Justice: The Major Novels of Upton Sinclair (review)

pp. 734-739
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Mark Twain and Science: Adventures of a Mind, and: Dark Twins: Imposture and Identity in Mark Twain's America, and: Twain's Heroes, Twain's Worlds (review)

pp. 739-741
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Gender, Race and Region in the Writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart, and Kate Chopin (review)

pp. 741-742
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The Form of American Romance, and: Fiction and Historical Consciousness: The American Romance Tradition, and: Modern American Fiction: Form and Function, and: Sea-Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present (review)

pp. 743-746
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The Public is Invited to Dance: Representation, the Body, and Dialogue in Gertrude Stein (review)

pp. 746-747
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Ernest Hemingway Rediscovered (review)

pp. 747-748
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Fiction's Inexhaustible Voice: Speech and Writing in Faulkner, and: The Crossing of the Ways: William Faulkner, the South, and the Modern World, and: Fiction, Film, and Faulkner: The Art on Adaptation (review)

pp. 748-750
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Fascination: Faulkner's Fiction, 1919-1936 (review)

pp. 751-752
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James M. Cain (review)

pp. 752-753
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"The Grapes of Wrath": Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, and: Looking For Steinbeck's Ghost, and: Working Days: The Journals of "The Grapes of Wrath" (review)

pp. 753-756
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Pearl S. Buck: The Final Chapter (review)

pp. 756-757
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Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structure, and: Find What the Sailor Has Hidden: Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire" (review)

pp. 757-758
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Saul Bellow, and: The Novels of Bernard Malamud (review)

pp. 759-760
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Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut, and: The Novels of William Styron, and: Following Percy: Essays on Walker Percy's Work, and: Domestic Particulars: The Novels of Frederick Busch (review)

pp. 761-764
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Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of the Midlife Progress Novel: Saul Bellow, Margaret Drabble, Anne Tyler, and John Updike, and: Plays of Passion, Games of Chance: Jerzy Kosinski and His Fiction, and: The American Writer and the University (review)

pp. 764-767
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Au-delà du soupçon: La nouvelle fiction américaine de 1960 à nos jours (review)

pp. 767-768
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Black American Writing from the Nadir: The Evolution of a Literary Tradition, 1877-1915, and: Stealing the Fire: The Art and Protest of James Baldwin, and: The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism (review)

pp. 768-771
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John Updike, and: Updike's America: The Presence of Contemporary American History in John Updike's Rabbit Trilogy (review)

pp. 771-772
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William Gaddis (review)

p. 773
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Beyond and Beneath the Mantle: On Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49", and: The Contemporary American Comic Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey (review)

pp. 774-776
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The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists, and: Writing the Apocalypse: Historical Vision in Contemporary U.S. and Latin American Fiction (review)

pp. 776-778
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Reflections/Refractions: Reading Luisa Valenzuela, and: Pop Cultures into Art: The Novels of Manuel Puig, and: Metamorphosis to Animal Form in Modern Latin American Narrative (review)

pp. 778-781
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Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms, and: An Other I: The Fictions of Clark Blaise (review)

pp. 781-783
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Other Books Received

pp. 783-785
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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, Vol. 3, 1903-1907 and; Joseph Conrad, "Heart of Darkness": A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism (review)

pp. 786-788
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The Artist in Conrad's Fiction: A Psychocritical Study (review)

pp. 789-790
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George Gissing at Work: A Study of His Notebook "Extracts from My Reading" (review)

pp. 792-793
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George Moore on Parnassus: Letters (1900-1933) to Secretaries, Publishers, Printers, Agents, Literati, Friends, and Acquaintances (review)

pp. 794-795
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Eros and Androgyny: The Legacy of Rose Macaulay (review)

pp. 795-796
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The Novels of Neil M. Gunn: A Critical Study (review)

pp. 796-797
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Joyce, Bakhtin, and Popular Culture: Chronicles of Disorder, and: Missed Understandings: A Study of Stage Adaptions of the Works of James Joyce (review)

pp. 798-800
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Joyce and the Jews: Culture and Texts (review)

pp. 801-802
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Virginia Woolf: Dramatic Novelist, and: "To The Lighthouse" and Beyond: Transformations in the Narratives of Virginia Woolf, and: Virginia Woolf: The Frames of Art and Life, and: The Sisters' Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, and: The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Volume II (review)

pp. 802-806
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Lawrence at Tregerthen (review)

p. 807
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E. M. Forster, and: The Durrell-Miller Letters, 1935-80 (review)

pp. 808-810
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The Legacy of Olaf Stapledon: Critical Essays and an Unpublished Manuscript (review)

pp. 810-811
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The Letters of Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon, 1940-1952 (review)

pp. 811-812
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Beckett and Proust, and: Beckett's Critical Complicity: Carnival, Contestation, and Tradition, and: Samuel Beckett: Repetition, Theory and Text (review)

pp. 812-815
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God, the Quest, the Hero: Thematic Structures in Beckett's Fiction, and: The Humour of Samuel Beckett (review)

pp. 815-817
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Kingsley Amis: An English Moralist (review)

pp. 817-818
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The Art of John Fowles (review)

pp. 818-819
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Barbara Pym (review)

pp. 820-821
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The Alien Mind of Raymond Williams (review)

pp. 821-822
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Doris Lessing (review)

pp. 822-823
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The Quest for le Carré (review)

pp. 823-824
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Other Books Received

pp. 824-825
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Kafka and the Contemporary Critical Performance, and: Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

pp. 826-828
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On the Threshold of a New Kabbalah: Kafka's Later Tales (review)

pp. 828-829
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The Berlin Novels of Alfred Döblin: "Wadzek's Battle with the Steam Turbine," "Berlin Alexanderplatz," "Men without Mercy," and "November, 1918", and: Vision and Revision: The Concept of Inspiration in Thomas Mann's Fiction, and: New Subjectivity and Prose Forms of Alienation: Peter Handke and Botho Strauss (review)

pp. 829-833
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Enfin Céline vint: A Contextualist Reading of "Journey to the End of the Night" and "Death on the Installment Plan", and: Camus: A Critical Examination, and: Claude Simon and the Transgressions of Modern Art, and: Michael Tournier: Philosophy and Fiction (review)

pp. 833-835
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The Revolution of Moral Consciousness: Nietzsche in Russian Literature, 1890-1914, and: The Shape of the Apocalypse in Modem Russian Fiction, and: Alexander Zinoviev as Writer and Thinker (review)

pp. 836-839
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Poverty and Power in the Early Works of Dostoevskij, and: Furnace of Doubt. Dostoevsky and "The Brothers Karamazov", and: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions (review)

pp. 839-841
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Transparent Simulacra: Spanish Fiction, 1902-1926 (review)

pp. 842-843
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Sigrid Undset: Chronicler of Norway (review)

pp. 843-844
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Other Books Received

p. 845
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The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction, and: Art and Desire: A Study in the Aesthetics of Fiction (review)

pp. 845-847
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The Comparative Perspective on Literature: Approaches to Theory and Practice (review)

pp. 847-849
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The Transformation of the English Novel: 1890-1930, and: The Hero's Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel, and: The Empathetic Reader: A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self (review)

pp. 849-852
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Modernist Conjectures: A Mainstream in European Literature, 1910-1940, and: Re-forming the Narrative: Toward a Mechanics of Modernist Fiction (review)

pp. 852-854
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Literary Modernism and the Transformation of Work (review)

pp. 855-856
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Contemporary Literary Theory, and: Universal Abandon? The Politics of Postmodernism (review)

pp. 856-858
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Postmodern Fiction in Europe and the Americas, and: Labyrinths of Language: Symbolic Landscape and Narrative Design in Modern Fiction, and: Modernist Survivors: The Contemporary Novel in England, the United States, France, and Latin America (review)

pp. 858-861
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Rosenberg/Barthes/Hassan: The Postmodern Habit of Thought (review)

pp. 861-862
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Literary Gastronomy (review)

pp. 863-864
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Writing for Their Lives: The Modernist Women, 1910-1940, and: Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Writing (review)

pp. 864-867
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Sexchanges, and: Writing a Woman's Life (review)

pp. 867-868
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Sisters in Crime: Feminism and the Crime Novel (review)

pp. 869-870
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V. S. Naipaul (review)

pp. 870-871
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Christina Stead (review)

p. 872
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Vision and Style in Patrick White: A Study of Five Novels (review)

pp. 873-874
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From Hardy to Faulkner: Wessex to Yoknapatawpha (review)

pp. 874-875
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The Short Story: Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen (review)

pp. 875-876
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Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John Gardner, Norman Mailer (review)

pp. 876-877
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Creativity and Reception: Toward a Theory of Third World Criticism (review)

pp. 878-879
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Other Books Received

pp. 879-880
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Oscar Wilde's Oxford Notebooks: A Portrait of Mind in the Making, and: Oscar Wilde (review)

pp. 790-792
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Index

Modern Fiction Studies Volume 35: 1989

pp. 881-883
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Errata

Correction

p. 886
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Contributors

Contributors

p. 636
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Research Areas

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