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Berger's Little Big Man introduced Jack Crabb and his unconventional view of the West. Arthur Rex (1978) with its interest in recreating mythic figures from the Arthurian legends and satirizing familiar conventions and characters of chivalric romance is similar in spirit to The Return of Little Big Man. Berger had returned to a character introduced in an earlier novel in the Reinhart series, and with less success in Nowhere (1985), which used Russell Wren, the narrator of Berger's parody of the detective novel, Who Is Teddy Villanova? (1977) as the narrator of a Utopian parody which is arguably Berger's weakest novel. Questions of violence and lawlessness in American life were explored in recent Berger titles such as Suspects (1996) and Meeting Evil (1992), although Berger's interest in the subject had appeared as early as Killing Time (1967). The social comedy of The Return, primarily in its treatment of the Major's Indian school...

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