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Title Literature after postmodernism : reconstructive fantasies / Irmtraud Huber.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Print version record.
Subject Danielewski, Mark Z. Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves.
Chabon, Michael. Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977- Everything is illuminated.
Mitchell, David (David Stephen). Number9dream.
Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon, Michael)
Experimental fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Experimental fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Post-postmodernism (Literature)
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
1900-2099
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Introduction: Epitaph on a Ghost, or the Impossible End of Postmodernism -- PART I. TRACING SHIFTS. 1. Post-post, Beyond and Back: Literature in the Wake of Postmodernism -- 2. Pragmatic Fantasies: From Subversion to Reconstruction -- PART II. RECONSTRUCTIVE READINGS. 3. Leaving the Postmodernist Labyrinth: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves -- 4. The Quest for Narrative Reconstruction: Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated -- 5. Escaping Towards History: Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay -- 6. Dreaming of Reconstruction: David Mitchell's number9dream -- Conclusion: The Coming of Age of Reconstruction.
Summary "Postmodernism, deconstruction and subversion have been the buzzwords of the last few decades. But not any longer. Ever since the end of the millennium an increasingly perceptible desire to turn towards other concerns can be noted. Only, what comes after postmodernism? Where are we going now? Irmtraud Huber suggests some answers to these questions, focusing on novels by Michael Chabon, Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Safran Foer and David Mitchell and highlighting the ways in which they go beyond postmodernism and turn from deconstruction to reconstruction. Approaching the question from an unusual direction by exploring the novelists' particular use of the fantastic mode, this book offers both further insights into the present aesthetic shift and a new perspective on the literary fantastic"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Huber, Irmtraud, 1983- Literature after postmodernism. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 9781137429902