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Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and by Fran Mason

By Fran Mason

Postmodernist literature embraces a variety of types and views, together with texts which are essentially self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid types to create textual realities that both run towards or in parallel with an exterior fact; fabulations that advance either one of those thoughts; texts that ironize their dating to fact; works that use the elements already famous to extra absolutely have interaction with political or cultural realities; texts that take care of heritage as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even in the sort already explored. for instance, in fiction, a postmodernist novel may possibly inform a narrative a few author being affected by writing (only, possibly, to discover that he's a personality in a booklet through one other author suffering to write down a book). The ancient Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines different parts of postmodernist literature and the range of kinds which have been produced. this can be entire via an inventory of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several other hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on person postmodernist writers, the real postmodernist aesthetic practices, major texts produced through the background of postmodernist writing, and significant events and concepts that experience created a number of literary ways in the shape. through putting those matters in the historic, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks during which postmodernist literature of the overdue 20th and early twenty-first century operates.

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