Combining richness of interpretation and the intellectual challenge to readers, this volume presents a variety of essays and stories that not only deal with events that occurred throughout the nation, but are also fable-like, allegorical, or manically metafictional to the genre.
Topics in this volume range from the Cold War period to the aftermath of 9/11, along with discussion of a range of individual authors such as Joseph Conrad, George Orwell, and Robert Stone.
This volume begins with four critical context essays that explore its cultural and historical pieces of work, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts.
Readers seeking a deeper understanding can then move on to other essays that explore in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Among the contributors are Jakob Lothe, Patrick Hayes, John Thieme, Patricia Rae, Margaret Scanlan, Alice Ridout, and many more.
Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes.
- Additional Works of Political Fiction
- About the Editor