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Author Hoffmann, Gerhard, Dr. phil.

Title From modernism to postmodernism : concepts and strategies of postmodern American fiction / Gerhard Hoffmann.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (750 pages).
Series Postmodern studies ; 38
Postmodern studies ; 38.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-739) and index.
Contents Table of Contents; 1. Introduction: Methods of Approach; 2. Postmodern Culture, Aesthetics, and the Arts; 3. Situationalism; 4. Philosophy and Postmodern American Fiction: Patterns of Disjunction, Complementarity and Mutual Subversion; 5. The Fantastic; 6. The Space-Time Continuum; 7. Character; 8. The Imagination; 9. The Perspectives of Negation: The Satiric, the Grotesque, the Monstrous, Farce and Their Attenuation by Play, Irony, and the Comic Mode; 10. The Novel After Postmodernism; Notes; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index.
Summary This systemic study discusses in its historical, cultural and aesthetic context the postmodern American novel between the years of 1960 and 1980. A general overview of the various definitions of postmodernism in philosophy, cultural theory and aesthetics provides the framework for the inquiry into more specific problems, such as: the broadening of aesthetics, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, the transformation of the artistic tradition, the interdependence between modernism and postmodernism, and the change in the aesthetics of fiction. Other topics addressed here include: situa.
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Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Hoffmann, Gerhard, Dr. phil. From modernism to postmodernism. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005 9042018860 (OCoLC)62273922
ISBN 1423791185 (electronic bk.)
9042018860 (hd. bd.)