By Kathryn Hume
In her trustworthy and sympathetic consultant, Hume considers approximately 40 works of contemporary American fiction, together with books through William Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Chuck Palahniuk, and Cormac McCarthy. Hume gathers "attacks" at the reader into different types in keeping with narrative constitution and content material. Writers of a few competitive fictions may need to frustrate effortless interpretation or feedback. Others might try and result in sure responses in readers. severe content material deployed as a tactic for distancing and alienating can truly produce a contradictory influence: for readers who learn how to chill out and float, the end result may be pleasure instead of revulsion.
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