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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017

Forthcoming Publications

A selection of forthcoming or recent publications by Conference participants.

David Letzler. The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention. Nebraska University Press, June 2017.

David Letzler. The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention. Nebraska University Press, 2017. (Frontiers of Narrative Series)

Web Page at Nebraska University Press.

The Cruft of Fiction is a major contribution to the study of post–World War II fiction, as well as a striking new account of how novels—in particular so-called ‘big novels’—work. It is a truly pathbreaking account of contemporary fiction that will appeal to formalist, historicist, and other varieties of critic alike.”

—Andrew Hoberek, professor of twentieth-century American literature and literary and cultural theory at the University of Missouri and the author of Considering “Watchmen”: Poetics, Property, Politics...