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Constructing postmodernism

Author: Brian McHale
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1992.
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Provides a series of readings of a wide range of postmodernist fiction, from Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum" to the works of cyberpunk science-fiction, relating the works to aspects of postmodern popular  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian McHale
ISBN: 0415060133 9780415060134 0415060141 9780415060141
OCLC Number: 185765110
Description: xii, 342 s
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Narrating literary histories 1.Telling postmodernist stories 2.Constructing postmodernism: the case of Ulysses Part II (Mis)reading Pynchon 3.Modernist reading, postmodernist text: the case of Gravity's Rainbow 4."You used to know what these words mean": misreading Gravity's Rainbow 5.Zapping, the art of switching channels: on Vineland Part III Reading postmodernists 6.The postmodernism of The Name of the Rose 7.Ways of world-making: on Foucault's Pendulum 8.Women and men and the angels: on Joseph McElroys fiction 9."I draw the line as a rule between one solar system and another": the postmodernisms of Christine Brooke-Rose Part IV At the interface 10.POSTcyberMODERNpunkISM 11.Towards a poetics of cyberpunk References
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"Although this book is an excellent introduction to ideas about postmodernism, through the literary studies, it also provides the experience of the postmodern.."-"Exceptional Human Experience

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