TITLE

The Politics of Selfhood: Bob Slocum, T. S. Garp and Auto-American-Biography

AUTHOR(S)
Carton, Evan
PUB. DATE
September 1986
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall1986, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the two novels "Something Happened," by Joseph Heller and "The World According to Garp," by John Irving which both confronts the issue of the individual's uncertain identity and political complicity. Effect of childhood trauma in the behavior of the lead character in Heller's novel; Character in the novel of Irving which wholeness is exhibited first; Role of the reader in Irving's novel.
ACCESSION #
15768240

 

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