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Jonathan Lethem

James Peacock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719082672
eISBN:
9781781706299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book takes as its starting point Lethem's characteristic collisions and mutations of genres – detective fiction and science fiction; road narrative and science fiction; coming-of-age stories on ... More


Introduction: genre collisions and mutations

James Peacock

in Jonathan Lethem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719082672
eISBN:
9781781706299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082672.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction outlines the book's main claim that genre is an ethical category in Lethem's work. The author brings genres together to show what happens when people encounter difference in their ... More


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