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McGurl, Mark, 1966-
The program era : postwar fiction and the rise of creative writing / Mark McGurl
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
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 4th Floor  PS379 .M344 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Creative writing (Higher education) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xiv, 466 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-455) and index
Contents Introduction: halls of mirror -- Autobardolatry: modernist fiction, progressive education, "creative writing" -- Understanding Iowa: the religion of institutionalization -- The social construction of unreality: creative writing in the open system -- Our phonocentrism: finding the voice of the (minority) storyteller -- The hidden injuries of craft: mass higher education and lower-middle-class modernism -- Art and alma mater: the family, the nation, and the primal scene of instruction -- Miniature America: or, the program in transplanetary perspective -- Afterword: systematic excellence

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