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AuthorNicol, Bran, 1969-
Title
The Cambridge introduction to postmodern fiction / Bran Nicol.
ImprintCambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
 


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Descriptxvii, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
Bok
SeriesCambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature.
ContentsPreface: reading postmodern fiction -- Introduction: postmodernism and postmodernity -- Postmodern fiction: theory and practice -- Early postmodern fiction: Beckett, Borges, and Burroughs -- US metafiction: Coover, Barth, Nabokov, Vonnegut, Pynchon -- The postmodern historical novel: Fowles, Barnes, Swift -- Postmodern-postcolonial fiction -- Postmodern fiction by women: Carter, Atwood, Acker -- Two postmodern genres: cyberpunk and 'metaphysical' detective fiction -- Fiction of the 'postmodern condition': Ballard, DeLillo, Ellis.
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index.
Summary"Postmodern fiction presents a challenge to the reader: instead of enjoying it passively, the reader has to work to understand its meanings, to think about what fiction is, and to question their own responses. Yet this very challenge makes postmodern writing so much fun to read and rewarding to study. Unlike most introductions to postmodernism and fiction, this book places the emphasis on literature rather than theory. It introduces the most prominent British and American novelists associated with postmodernism, from the 'pioneers', Beckett, Borges and Burroughs, to important post-war writers such as Pynchon, Carter, Atwood, Morrison, Gibson, Auster, DeLillo, and Ellis. Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question common-sense and commonplace assumptions about literature"--Provided by publisher.
"Designed for students and clearly written, this Introduction explains the preoccupations, styles and techniques that unite postmodern authors. Their work is characterized by a self-reflexive acknowledgement of its status as fiction, and by the various ways in which it challenges readers to question commonsense and commonplace assumptions about literature"--Provided by publisher.
SubjectFiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Postmodernism (litteratur) -- Förenta staterna
Postmodernism (litteratur) -- Storbritannen
ISBN978-0-521-86157-1 (hardcover)
0-521-86157-8 (hardcover)
0-521-67957-5 (pbk.)
978-0-521-67957-2 (pbk.)
Class.Geq.55
Ge.55
823.91409113
809.3/9113

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