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The metafictional muse

the works of Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, and William H. Gass

by Larry McCaffery

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coover, Robert -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Barthelme, Donald -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Gass, William H., 1924- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry McCaffery.
    SeriesCritical essays in modern literature
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS379 .M33 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 300 p. ;
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3482475M
    ISBN 100822934620
    LC Control Number82001872


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