Understanding Richard Powers

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Understanding Richard Powers

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Understanding Richard Powers presents an introduction to one of the most important and admired writers to emerge in the post-Pynchon era of American literature. Dewey contends that while Powerss novels investigate the most pressing issues of the new millennium, the novelist is most deeply interested in the same thematic argument that consumed Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinsonthe problem of the self, the deep and unshakable loneliness that has always been at the heart of the American literary imagination. Through an overview of Powerss career and close readings of his novels, which include Galatea 2.2, Prisoners Dilemma, The Gold Bug Variations, Operation Wandering Soul, Gain, and Plowing the Dark, Dewey places Powers in context as a major voice in the first generation born entirely within the era of television and the computer and shows us how Powers reminds his readers that we have never been so connected and yet never quite so alone.

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Paperback, Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2008, ISBN13 9781570037849, ISBN10 1570037841
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