Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock Summary
Jack Butler

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Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock Summary

Although Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock has the look and feel of "popular" fiction, the author's designs and intentions operate on a somewhat grander level. Butler, in an unpublished commentary he prepared to acquaint prospective publishers with his manuscript, has characterized this book — especially in the way it explores myth, memory, and the relation between fiction and reality — as "something like a cross between The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Ulysses (1922) — with general relativity, quantum mechanics, and chaos theory thrown in." The novels (of William Faulkner and James Joyce, respectively) he cites as influences or possibly models are among the most significant — and difficult — literary works of the twentieth century, a far cry from "pop fiction."

Even more esoteric to most people, including novelists, are the mathematically based sciences Butler incorporates into the design of Living in Little Rock with...

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