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American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and Metafiction

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American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and Metafiction
Jaroslav Kusnir
Type: eBook
Released: 2007
Publisher: Ibidem Verlag Jessica Haunschild Christian Schoen GbR
Page Count: 2
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3898215148
ISBN-13: 9783898215145
Jaroslav Kušnír’s book American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and Metafiction is a sequel to his previous study on American postmodern fiction entitled Poetika americkej postmodernej prózy: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme [Poetics of American Fiction: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme].American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular ... Textbook Prešov: Impreso, 2001. It explores various aspects of American postmodernist fiction as manifested in the works by Richard Brautigan, Donald Barthelme and other American postmodernist authors such as Robert Coover, E. L. Doctorow, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster. Analyzing various short stories and novels, the author shows differences between modernist and postmodernist literature in the works of Donald Barthelme; the way postmodern parodies of popular literary genres give a critique of some aspects of American cultural identity and experience (the American Dream, individualism, consumerism); and he also shows different ways postmodern authors such as Robert Coover, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster create metafictional effect as one of the most significant aspects of postmodern literature.

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