Extreme States: The Evolution of American Transgressive Fiction 1960-2000

1st Edition

Coco d'Hont

Published November 26, 2018
Reference - 188 Pages
ISBN 9781138502352 - CAT# Y372183
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Transgressive fiction explores the crossing of boundaries. Because of its extreme content and style, it is often considered controversial. However, transgressive fiction is not just shocking or disruptive. It is a continuation of an American tradition of creating culture through the crossing of moral, geographical and social boundaries. Extreme States traces the evolution of American transgressive fiction from the 1960s to 2000, exploring how transgressive fiction reflects, exaggerates and critically interrogates how central American ideologies are perpetually (re)constructed in its extra-textual context.

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