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Postmodern American Fiction

A Norton Anthology (Open Market Edition)

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsPaula Geyh (Editor), Fred G. Leebron (Editor), Andrew Levy (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages672
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7453462M
ISBN 10039331698X
ISBN 109780393316988

Post-modern literature is believed to have reached maturity in the s and s with Joseph Heller's Catch 22 () and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (). The two authors used the post-modernist technique of black humor and humorous treatment of serious themes. Through a close-reading of the work of five prominent American postmodernist writers, this book re-evaluates the role of the past in recent American fiction, outlines the development of the postmodernist historical novel and considers the waning influence of postmodernism in contemporary American literature.

The postmodern character of the novel betrays and subverts the unity suggested in reading it as an ultimately harmonious, modernist text. In the s and s, Ramos and Boullosa have published high-quality postmodern fiction. Thus, there are numerous postmodern tendencies in the Latin-American fiction of the past two decades. The first anthology to do full justice to the vast range of postwar American innovations in the art of fiction, "Postmodern American Fiction" presents a deep and wide collection of short fiction, novel excerpts, cartoons, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings by 68 writers, ranging from Thomas Pynchon and William Burroughs to 3/5(1).

Postmodern literature is a type of literature that came to prominence after World War II. Learn about how postmodernism in literature rejects many literary conventions and embraces new ones in. It includes works by sixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is the first anthology to PDF do full justice to the vast range of American innovation in fiction writing since Reviews of the Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology.


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While there is a body of literature and criticism that is often identified as postmodern, that concept, like all critical concepts, is merely a device that allows us to see some aspects.Topic: American Literature The short story, “The Open Boat”, is written by Stephen Crane who was influenced to write this storythrough his real life experience of being stuck in the sea for 30 hours during his coverage of the Cuban revolution.

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