The Fiction of Postmodernity

The Fiction of Postmodernity

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The Fiction of Postmodernity is a significant and accessible study of the relation of postmodern fiction to theories of the postmodern. Contemporary works of fiction by novelists such as Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Pynchon, and Martin Amis are viewed in relation to critiques of the "culture industry," analyses of the "postmodern condition" and theories of simulacra.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 388.17g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 074250199X
  • 9780742501997
  • 1,077,503

About Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker is lecturer in English at South Bank University in London.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Broken Promise: Ideology and the Ageing of the New Chapter 3 Postmodern Reflections: Thinking after Marxism Chapter 4 Postmodern Reflections: Postmodernity and the Historical Novel Chapter 5 Postmodern Political Fictions Chapter 6 Postmodern Inadequacies: Adorno Contra Jameson

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