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What's a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what's contemporary culture supposed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the "white elephant" role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing...
Essay on Joyce Carol Oates' novel Blonde about Marilyn Monroe as a 1950s working class heroine. Essay argues Oates uses literary techniques of modernism in her novel which is a important comment on both the actress and American culture.
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