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by Brian McHale

eBook Postmodernist Fiction download ISBN: 0415045134
Author: Brian McHale
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 12, 1987)
Language: English
Pages: 278
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

POSTMODERNIST FICTION POSTMODERNIST FICTION Brian McHale . Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data McHale, Brian.

Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data McHale, Brian. Postmodernist fiction. Originally the book was to be called Postmodernist Writing instead of Postmodernist Fiction, and the difference between writing and fiction indicates something of what has been left out to produce the slimmer book in front of you.

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But do we have a postmodernist fiction? Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version capacious enough to include North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel.

But do we have a postmodernist fiction? Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version capacious enough to include North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction, to name but a few of its forms. The common denominator is postmodernist fiction's ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world (or worlds) in which we live.

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BRIAN MCHALE’S POSTMODERNIST FICTION falls into the category of literary criti-cism and focuses on conceptualizing and defining the philosophical terrain of what might be called postmodernist fiction. As McHale acknowledges, his text is a one-idea book whose argument may be summarized as follows: while modernist texts largely foreground and explore epistemological con-cerns, which are cognitive questions regarding the limits of knowledge and the status of knowers, postmodernist narratives engage the questions of ontology.

In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompa.

Brian McHale details his main thesis on this shift, although many . The plays of the Theatre of the Absurd parallel postmodern fiction in many ways. These are not used by all postmodernists, nor is this an exclusive list of features. Irony, playfulness, black humour.

Brian McHale details his main thesis on this shift, although many postmodern works have developed out of modernism, modernism is characterised by an epistemological dominant while postmodernism works are primarily concerned with questions of ontology. Post-war developments and transition figures.

In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompasses forms as wide-ranging as North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction. Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction's ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world (or worlds) in which we live. Exploiting various theoretical approaches to literary ontology - those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, Hrushovski and others - and ranging widely over contemporary world literature, McHale assembles a comprehensive repertoire of postmodernist fiction's strategies of world-making and -unmaking.

Comments: (2)
blac wolf
A grand introduction to some of the most mind-expanding fiction you'll ever read!
Zacki
How refreshing!! Unlike so many literary theorists who rarely if ever cite a work of literature, McHale actually reads books and applies his theories to them. If you ask me, any literary postmodernist who doesn't talk about an author like Pynchon is missing the point. This is one of the best examples of applied postmodern theory I've ever read. And full of remarkable insights (like his discussion of modernism/mystery and postmodernism/sci fi). If you're interested in what postmodernism is in literature, this should be the first book you read (after one of the fun, easy guides like "Postmodernism for Beginners"). Highly recommended.