The Art of Excess: Mastery in Contemporary American Fiction

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University of Illinois Press, 1989 - Fiction - 245 pages
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'The Art of Excess' combines intensive literary scholarship and wide-ranging multidisciplinary though to restore the meaning of criticism - evaluation - to the study of recent American fiction.

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About the author (1989)

Tom LeClair has published three books of criticism and has reviewed fiction for the Nation", "the Atlantic", "Bookforum", "the "New York Times Book Review", and many other national periodicals. In 2005 he was a judge for the National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in Brooklyn.

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