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From Modernism to Postmodernism: Concepts and Strategies of Postmodern American Fiction (Postmodern Studies 38) (Textxet Studies in Comparative Literature) (Postmodern Studies) - Gerhard Hoffmann, Gerhard Hoffman
From Modernism to Postmodernism: Concepts and Strategies of Postmodern American Fiction (Postmodern Studies 38) (Textxet Studies in Comparative Literature) (Postmodern Studies)
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This systemic study discusses in its historical, cultural and aesthetic context the postmodern American novel between the years of 1960 and 1980. A general overview of the various definitions of postmodernism in philosophy, cultural theory and aesthetics provides the framework for the inquiry... show more
This systemic study discusses in its historical, cultural and aesthetic context the postmodern American novel between the years of 1960 and 1980. A general overview of the various definitions of postmodernism in philosophy, cultural theory and aesthetics provides the framework for the inquiry into more specific problems, such as: the broadening of aesthetics, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, the transformation of the artistic tradition, the interdependence between modernism and postmodernism, and the change in the aesthetics of fiction. Other topics addressed here include: situationalism, montage, the ordinary and the fantastic, the subject and the character, the imagination, comic modes, and the future of the postmodern strategies. The authors whose fiction is treated in some detail under the various aspects thematized are John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Richard Brautigan, Robert Coover, Stanley Elkin, Raymond Federman, William Gaddis, John Hawkes, Jerzy Kosinski, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Ronald Sukenick, and Kurt Vonnegut. Table of Contents 1. Introduction: Methods of Approach 2. Postmodern Culture, Aesthetics, and the Arts 3. Situationalism 4. Philosophy and Postmodern American Fiction: Patterns of Disjunction, Complementarity and Mutual Subversion 5. The Fantastic 6. The Space-Time Continuum 7. Character 8. The Imagination 9. The Perspectives of Negation: The Satiric, the Grotesque, the Monstrous, Farce and Their Attenuation by Play, Irony, and the Comic Mode 10. The Novel After Postmodernism Notes Primary Sources Secondary Sources Index
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9789042018860 (9042018860)
Publisher: Rodopi Editions BV.
Pages no: 750
Edition language: Dutch
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