Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

Garp's Syndrome

Manuel González de la Aleja Barberán



The American Novel has been trying since the 1960s to find the way to shape and understand the new reality born in those years. The crisis, we have heard so much about, seems to have its roots in the confusing and paranoid times, all the world, and particularly the United States, are living. Many books and literary trends have tried to explain the new consciousness, the new atmosphere. In this essay, I deal with two books that, in my point of view, have been able to capture in a clear and honest way some of the aspects of a reality that seems more unreal everyday.


Literatura norteamericana; Novela; Irving, John; The World according to Garp; Tyler, Anne; The Accidental Tourist; Realidad; Paranoia


Copyright (c) 1993 Manuel González de la Aleja Barberán

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