Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-186) and indexes.
Introduction -- Postmodernism or the literature of exhaustion -- The sixties: years of throwing off inhibitions -- Irving's family romances -- Irving and narcissism -- Mourning and grief in Irving's fiction -- Epilogue. The fourth hand and groping toward self-redemption.
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