National stories and narrative voice in the fiction of Joshua Ferris

Maxey, Ruth (2016) National stories and narrative voice in the fiction of Joshua Ferris. Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 57 (2). pp. 208-216. ISSN 1939-9138

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In his début novel, Then We Came to the End (2007), Joshua Ferris narrates his story of a pre-9/11 Chicago advertising agency in the first-person plural. Such narrative experimentation recurs across his fiction and is often linked to national concerns. This essay analyzes narrative voice, personal pro- nouns, and the state of the nation, investigating a writer whose work has received much popular attention but little academic interest to date.

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Additional Information: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 2016 Ruth Maxey, "National Stories and Narrative Voice in the Fiction of Joshua Ferris", Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 57.2 (2016), 208-216, reproduced with permission of Taylor & Francis.
Keywords: Narrative voice; Joshua Ferris; America; Narratology; Collective narrator
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of American and Canadian Studies
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Depositing User: Maxey, Ruth
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 14:51
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:36

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