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Mark Z. Danielewski

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons

Abstract

This edited collection is the first book-length study of Mark Z. Danielewski, an American novelist who has established himself as a leading figure in the landscape of contemporary literature. It places his firstthree major works, House of Leaves, The Fifty Year Sword and Only Revolutions, in their literary-historical context, and considers them alongside the media platforms which they have inspired, including internet forums and popular music. Leading critics examine Danielewski’s pioneering novels, generating new insights into their innovative interplay of word and image. A variety of critica ... More

Keywords: Danielewski, House of Leaves, The Fifty Year Sword, Only Revolutions, Contemporary literature, American novel, Media culture, The Digital Age

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099335
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Bray, editor
University of Sheffield

Alison Gibbons, editor
De Montfort University, Leicester

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Introduction

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons

I House of Leaves

1 This is not for You

Alison Gibbons, De Montfort University, Leicester

3 Houses of leaves, cinema and the new affordances of old media

Paul McCormick, The Ohio State University

4 This haunted house

Mel Evans, University of Sheffield

5 Trickster authors and tricky readers on the MZD forums

Bronwen Thomas, Bournemouth University

II The Fifty Year Sword

III Only Revolutions

9 Mapping time, charting data

N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University

10 Print interface to time

Mark B. N. Hansen, Duke University

11 Only Revolutions and the drug of rereading

Joe Bray, University of Sheffield

End Matter