Thomas Berger Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Thomas Berger Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

The dust-jacket blurb written by Thomas Berger for Who Is Teddy Villanova? reviews the general scheme of his career, pointing out that each of his novels “celebrates another classic genre of fiction: the western [Little Big Man], the childhood memoir [Sneaky People], the anatomical romance [Regiment of Women], the true-crime documentary [Killing Time], and the Reinhart books [Crazy in Berlin, Reinhart in Love, and Vital Parts] together form a sociological epic.” Who Is Teddy Villanova? extended this pattern to the classic American hard-boiled detective story, Arthur Rex extended it to Arthurian romance, Neighbors traces its...

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