By Andrzej Kopcewicz
This quantity is a posthumous revised version of chosen papers through Andrzej Kopcewicz on vintage works of yank and Irish fiction, released initially among 1979 and 2005. The ebook opens with introductory sketches: a semi-theoretical one on intertextuality and a semi-historical one at the interplay of low and high literary varieties. The gist of the e-book are textual analyses of the intricacies and reciprocities of a few of the best-known works by means of Herman Melville, Frank R. Stockton, Henry Adams, Thomas Pynchon, Gilbert Sorrentino, Donald Barthelme, Paul Auster, Flann O’Brien, and James Joyce. whereas the essays lend themselves to being learn in any order, in addition to in isolation, the underlying Peircean-Joycean premise of the ebook is a semiotic-mythical commodius vicus of palimpsestic recirculation. knowledgeable via a mix of poetic sensibility and disciplined in addition to erudite brain, the 10 essays gathered the following reveal that the time table and strategies of the extra conventional shut analyzing and the extra modern intertextuality aren't particular of one another.