By Robert C. Clark
Clark demonstrates that, regardless of assertions by means of many students on the contrary, the circulate originated within the aesthetic courses of the Imagists and literary Impressionists energetic on the flip of the 20 th century. The style displays the philosophy that “ shape is thought,” and that variety by myself dictates no matter if a poem, tale, or novel falls in the parameters of the culture. The features of Minimalist fiction are potency, common use of allusion, and implication via omission.
Organizing his research either chronologically and in line with strains of effect, Clark bargains a definition of the mode, describes its early phases, after which explores six works that replicate its middle features: Ernest Hemingway’ s In Our Time; Raymond Carver’ s Cathedral; Jay McInerney’ s Bright lighting, titanic City; Susan Minot’ s Monkeys; Sandra Cisneros’ s Caramelo; and Cormac McCarthy’ s The Road. In his end, Clark discusses the continuing evolution of the category.
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American Literary Minimalism by Robert C. Clark