Questions tagged [post-modernism]

Questions about post-modernism or postmodernism in literature, a hard-to-define type of literature that emerged after World War II and is characterised by such features as unreliable narrators, fragmentation, paradox and a reaction against a (real or perceived) dogmatic following of Enlightenment thinking.

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Novel: young woman blows herself up at her rich dad's party for Latin American dictators

I read this book for a university course between 1993-97. The narration is hectic & fragmented: inner thoughts mixed with straight narration mixed with flashbacks, run-on and choppy sentences, ...
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What does post-modernism mean in terms of literature?

In trying to learn about literature I have frequently encountered the idea of post-modernism. But as I have little humanities experience I have had trouble getting my head around the concept. Can ...
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Is Hejinian saying that there is no one privileged way of reading any text?

You can read about the so called l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e poet's rejection of closure here (it's short). Is she saying that an open reading, which is what the text is about, theorizes on, does not privilege ...