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The postmodern fantastic in contemporary British fiction

Author: Martin Horstkotte
Publisher: Trier : Wissenshaftlicher Verlag Trier, ©2004.
Series: Horizonte (Trier, Germany), Bd. 34.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Horstkotte, Martin.
Postmodern fantastic in contemporary British fiction.
Trier : Wissenshaftlicher Verlag Trier, c2004
(OCoLC)607163869
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Horstkotte
ISBN: 3884766791 9783884766798
OCLC Number: 57031665
Description: 222 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Theories of the fantastic. Tzvetan Todorov ; Rosemary Jackson ; Other approaches to the fantastic. --
The fantastic --
a mode or genre? --
Delimiting the fantastic. Realism and the fantastic ; Fantasy and the fantastic ; Magic realism and the fantastic. --
The other. Bernhard Waldenfels's theory of the other ; The fantastic other. --
Muted postmodernism. Postmodernism ; Muted postmodernism in British fiction. --
The postmodern fantastic. Previous theories of the postmodern fantastic ; A definition of the postmodern fantastic ; The postmodern fantastic --
a pleonasm? --
Parallel worlds. --
The postmodern fantastic other. The other in postmodernism and in the fantastic ; The bipolarity of the fantastic other: the self as other ; The self breaks in on the world of the fantastic other ; The absence of the fantastic other. --
Time and history. A non-linear model of time ; Fantastic historiographic metafiction. --
Text and textuality. Metafiction ; Genre transgression ; The fantastic subversion of the detective novel. --
The pure fantastic in postmodernism. --
The death of the fantastic?
Series Title: Horizonte (Trier, Germany), Bd. 34.
Responsibility: Martin Horstkotte.

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Acknowledgements 7 1. Introduction 9 2. Theories of the Fantastic 14 2.1 Tzvetan Todorov 14 2.2 Rosemary Jackson 18 2.3 Other Approaches to the Fantastic 23 3. The Fantastic – a Mode or a Genre? 27 4. Delimiting the Fantastic 29 4.1 Realism and the Fantastic 29 4.2 Fantasy and the Fantastic 34 4.3 Magic Realism and the Fantastic 38 5. The Other 43 5.1 Bernhard Waldenfels’s Theory of the Other 43 5.2 The Fantastic Other 49 6. Muted Postmodernism 53 6.1 Postmodernism 53 6.2 Muted Postmodernism in British Fiction 55 7. The Postmodern Fantastic 58 7.1 Previous Theories of the Postmodern Fantastic 58 7.2 A Definition of the Postmodern Fantastic 62 7.3 The Postmodern Fantastic – a Pleonasm? 66 8. Parallel Worlds 68 9. The Postmodern Fantastic Other 74 9.1 The Other in Postmodernism and in the Fantastic 74 9.2 The Bipolarity of the Fantastic Other: The Self as Other 75 9.3 The Self Breaks in on the World of the Fantastic Other 84 9.4 The Absence of the Fantastic Other 89 10. Time and History 104 10.1 A Non-Linear Model of Time 104 10.2 Fantastic Historiographic Metafiction 116 11. Text and Textuality 138 11.1 Metafiction 138 11.2 Genre Transgression 151 11.3 The Fantastic Subversion of the Detective Novel 158 12. The Pure Fantastic in Postmodernism 172 13. The Death of the Fantastic? 187 14. Conclusion 191 Bibliography 196 Index 221

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