The Metanarrative Of Suspicion In Late Twentieth Century America

The Metanarrative of Suspicion in Late Twentieth Century America
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781135876906
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Narratives of suspicion and mistrust have escaped the boundaries of specific sites of discourse to constitue a metanarrative that pervades American culture. Through close reading of texts ranging from novels (Pynchon's Vineland, Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Pierce's The Turner Diaries) to prison literature, this book examines the ways in which narratives of suspicion are both constitutive--and symptomatic--of a metanarrative that pervades American culture.