Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk

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Cornell University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 243 pages

Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing--the technological sublime.

 

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Contents

Of a Fire on the Moon
30
Alpha Omega and the Sublime Object of Technology
51
Gravitys Rainbow
74
Technology and Identity in the Pökler Story
104
Joseph McElroys Plus
127
The Compositional Self
154
Postmodern Mergers Cyberpunk Fictions
208
Works Cited
229
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Joseph Tabbi is a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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