The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing

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In "The Program Era", Mark McGurl offers a fundamental reinterpretation of postwar American fiction, asserting that it can be properly understood only in relation to the rise of mass higher education and the creative writing program. McGurl asks both how the patronage of the university has reorganized American literature and - even more important - how the increasing intimacy of writing and schooling can be brought to bear on a reading of this literature. McGurl argues that far from occasioning a decline in the quality or ...

The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674062092

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The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing 2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674033191

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