The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction (Cambridge by Bran Nicol

By Bran Nicol

Postmodern fiction provides a problem to the reader: rather than having fun with it passively, the reader has to paintings to appreciate its meanings, to consider what fiction is, and to query their very own responses. but this very problem makes postmodern writing quite a bit enjoyable to learn and worthwhile to check. not like so much introductions to postmodernism and fiction, this publication areas the emphasis on literature instead of thought. It introduces the main widespread British and American novelists linked to postmodernism, from the 'pioneers', Beckett, Borges and Burroughs, to special post-war writers resembling Pynchon, Carter, Atwood, Morrison, Gibson, Auster, DeLillo, and Ellis. Designed for college kids and obviously written, this advent explains the preoccupations, kinds and methods that unite postmodern authors. Their paintings is characterised via a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its prestige as fiction, and by means of some of the ways that it demanding situations readers to question commonsense and average assumptions approximately literature.

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