T. Coraghessan Boyle Essay - T. Coraghessan Boyle Short Fiction Analysis

T. Coraghessan Boyle Short Fiction Analysis

During a time when the majority of serious American writers have been concerned with the minutiae of everyday life, T. Coraghessan Boyle has stood out by exploring a wide range of subjects, locales, periods, and strata of society. Distinctive as a stylist, storyteller, and satirist, Boyle enthusiastically encompasses numerous literary conventions into his fiction, turning them into something fresh and often humorous. He examines both the detritus and the silliness of the world, exulting in its absurdities.

His short fiction is most notable for its extraordinary range of subjects, which include a chimpanzee who has translated Charles Darwin, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, and Noam Chomsky into Yerkish; the final...

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