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Postmodernist Fiction

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Postmodernist Fiction by Brian McHale
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In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompasses forms as wide-ranging as North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction. Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction's ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world (or worlds) in which we live. Exploiting various theoretical approaches to literary ontology - those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, Hrushovski and others - and ranging widely over contemporary world literature, McHale assembles a comprehensive repertoire of postmodernist fiction's strategies of world-making and -unmaking.

Author Biography

Brian McHale is Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, USA.
Release date NZ
July 2nd, 1987
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
278
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9780415045131
Product ID
1678081

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