Introduction to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist by Salem Press

By Salem Press

Creation to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels presents richly precise essays on major American post-1960 novels which are studied through highschool and undergraduate students. This quantity comprises dialogue of 36 novels, together with: How the Garcia ladies misplaced Their accessory (Julia Alverez); woman, Interrupted (Susana Kaysan); The pink Tent (Anita Diamant); The Handmaid's story (Margaret Atwood); Neruomancer (William Gibson); The bare and the lifeless (Norman Mailer); loved (Toni Morrison); Zombie (Joyce Carol Oates); Rabbit Run (John Updike); and Jailbird (Kurt Vonnegut).

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Odditorium: A Novel by Hob Broun

By Hob Broun

A professional softball participant, an alcoholic husband, a drug deal out of city, and buried treasure—the postmodern and vibrantly pulpy debut novel from Hob Broun

The heroine of Odditorium is Tildy Soileau, a certified softball participant caught in a down-and-out marriage in South Florida. Leaving her husband to his personal boozy inertia, she jumps on the probability to shuttle to manhattan with Jimmy Christo, just recently published from a psychological establishment, and make a few much-needed money on a drug deal.

Adventure is simply as a lot a motivating strength, even though, and Tildy quick will get concerned with a charismatic drug broker; in the meantime, in conducting enterprise, Jimmy is dangerously sidetracked in Tangier. by the point the 2 are again in Florida, a monetary boon greets them, yet right here, too, hassle is within the wings. officially bold and entire of jolts of the unforeseen, Odditorium is an addictive romp via shady nation-states.

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Postmodernism is not what you think: why globalization by Charles C. Lemert

By Charles C. Lemert

Hugely readable, the second one variation of Postmodernism isn't really What you're thinking that responds to the common declare that postmodernism is over. It explains the old connections among the postmodern and globalization. those that desire to kill the time period postmodernism nonetheless needs to face the proof that the previous nationalistic world-system has collapsed and is slowly being changed through a extra worldwide set of buildings. The e-book is totally revised and up to date with a completely new part on globalization. The media and pop culture, id politics, the technology wars, politics and cultural experiences, structuralism and poststructuralism, and the recent sociologies also are installed viewpoint as indicators of the hot social formations dawning on the finish of the fashionable age. Lemert exhibits that the postmodern is much less a idea than a situation of social lifestyles caused via the difficulty modernity has gotten itself into.

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Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern by Christopher Palmer

By Christopher Palmer

As soon as completely the ownership of fanatics and buffs, the SF writer Philip okay Dick is now discovering a much broader viewers, because the luck of the flicks Blade Runner and Minority record exhibits. the type of global he expected in his humorous and scary novels and tales is coming toward such a lot people: transferring realities, risky family, doubtful moralities. Philip ok. Dick: pleasure and Terror of the Postmodern examines a variety of Dick’s paintings, together with his brief tales and posthumously released realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyzes the confusing and stunning results of Dick’s fiction, and argues that at its middle is a conflict among exhilarating probabilities of transformation, and a daunting loss of moral certainties. Dick’s paintings is obvious because the inscription of his personal ancient difficulty, the conflict among humanism and postmodernism being performed out within the advanced types of the fiction. the matter isn't resolved, yet Dick’s methods of imagining it turn into progressively extra inventive and difficult.

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Literature, Geography, and the Postmodern Poetics of Place by E. Prieto

By E. Prieto

This publication opens up an understudied quarter in the box of literary spatiality: the query of geographical emergence. A research of up to date literary representations of position, it attracts on phenomenological, poststructural, and postcolonial theories of house and position to teach how literature contributes to the formation of recent geographical identities. With chapters dedicated to the in-between areas of Samuel Beckett, France's suburban ghettoes, and the postcolonial proto-nations of France's Caribbean territories, this examine emphasizes literature's skill to subtly yet decisively form readers' attitudes towards the realm round them, making it attainable to work out such areas no longer as faulty or by-product types of proven modes of living yet as laboratories for the methods of lifetime of day after today.

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Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since by Amy Hungerford

By Amy Hungerford

How can extreme spiritual ideals coexist with pluralism in the USA at the present time? interpreting the position of the non secular mind's eye in modern spiritual perform and in the various best-known works of yank literature from the previous fifty years, Postmodern Belief indicates how trust for its personal sake--a trust absent of doctrine--has turn into a solution to pluralism in an earthly age. Amy Hungerford finds how inventive literature and spiritual practices jointly enable novelists, poets, and critics to precise the formal components of language in transcendent phrases, conferring upon phrases a spiritual price self sufficient of meaning.

Hungerford explores the paintings of significant American writers, together with Allen Ginsberg, Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and Marilynne Robinson, and hyperlinks their designated visions to the non secular worlds they contact. She illustrates how Ginsberg's chant-infused Sixties poetry echoes the tongue-speaking of Charismatic Christians, how DeLillo reimagines the unconventional and the Latin Mass, why McCarthy's prose imitates the Bible, and why Morrison's fiction wishes the supernatural. Uncovering how literature and faith conceive of a global the place non secular trust can break out confrontations with different worldviews, Hungerford corrects contemporary efforts to discard the significance of trust in figuring out spiritual existence, and argues that trust in trust itself can remodel secular analyzing and writing right into a spiritual act.

Honoring the ways that humans speak about and perform faith, Postmodern Belief highlights the claims of the non secular mind's eye in twentieth-century American culture.

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Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

By Don DeLillo

Eric Packer is a twenty-eight-year-old multi-billionaire asset supervisor. We subscribe to him on what is going to develop into a very eventful April day in turn-of-the-twenty-first-century ny. He's on a private odyssey, to get a haircut. Sitting in his stretch limousine because it strikes throughout city, he unearths town at a digital standstill as the President is vacationing, a rapper's funeral is continuing, and a violent protest is being staged in occasions sq. by way of anti-globalist teams. such a lot worryingly, Eric's bodyguards are involved that he could be a aim ...An electrifying research in affectlessness, infused with deep cynicism and measured detachment; a harsh indictment of the life-denying traits of capitalism; as brutal a dissection of the yankee dream as Wolfe's "Bonfire" or Ellis' "Psycho", "Cosmopolis" is a caustic prophecy all too fast realized.

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Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism by Lee Quinby

By Lee Quinby

As the 12 months 2000 looms, heralding a brand new millennium, apocalyptic inspiration abounds-and no longer simply between spiritual radicals. In politics, technological know-how, philosophy, pop culture, and feminist discourse, apprehensions of the top seem in photos of cultural decline and concrete chaos, forecasts of the tip of background and ecological devastation, and visions of a brand new age of positive expertise or a gender-free utopia. there's, Lee Quinby contends, a threatening "regime of fact" winning within the United States-and this regime, with its enforcement of absolute fact and morality, imperils democracy. In Anti-Apocalypse, Quinby deals a strong critique of the millenarian rhetoric that pervades American tradition. In doing so, she develops ideas for resisting its tyrannies.

Drawing on feminist and Foucauldian conception, Quinby explores the advanced courting among energy, fact, ethics, and apocalypse. She exposes the ramifications of this dating in components as assorted as jeanswear journal ads, the Human Genome venture, modern feminism and philosophy, texts by way of Henry Adams and Zora Neale Hurston, and radical democratic activism. by way of bringing jointly this type of wide selection of issues, Quinby exhibits how apocalypse weaves its means via an enormous community of probably unrelated discourses and practices. Tracing the deployment of strength via platforms of alliance, sexuality, and know-how, Quinby unearths how those strength relationships produce conflicting modes of subjectivity that create chances for resistance. She promotes various severe stances—genealogical feminism, an ethics of the flesh, and "pissed criticism"—as demanding situations to apocalyptic claims for absolute fact and common morality. Far-reaching in its implications for social and cultural idea in addition to for political activism, Anti-Apocalypse will interact readers around the cultural spectrum and problem them to confront the most sophisticated and insidious orthodoxies of our day.

Lee Quinby is affiliate professor of English and American experiences at Hobart and William Smith schools. She is the writer of Freedom, Foucault, and the topic of the United States (1991) and coeditor (with Irene Diamond) of Feminism and Foucault: Reflections on Resistance (1988).

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Self-Conscious Art: Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions by Akane Kawakami

By Akane Kawakami

A Self-Conscious artwork is the 1st full-length learn in English to try to house the formal complexities of Modiano’s paintings, via examining ''against the grain'' of his self-professed ingenuousness. an in depth exam of his narratives exhibits the deeply postmodern nature of his writing. Parodying precursors reminiscent of Proust or the nouveau romanciers, his narratives are equipped round a profound loss of religion within the skill of writing to retrieve the earlier via reminiscence, and this failure is said within the discreet playfulness that characterizes his novels. This booklet is a well timed creation to the paintings of 1 of the main profitable sleek French novelists.

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The Odes to TL61P by Keston Sutherland

By Keston Sutherland

The Odes to TL61P is a set of 5 mammoth, turbulent, delicate and satirical odes written and revised from 2010-13. it's the particular heritage of the author's sexual improvement from early infancy; a statement at the social and political heritage of the united kingdom because the election of the coalition executive; a philosophical account of the typical which means of secrecy within the such a lot intimate, inner most stories and in overseas international relations; a wild paintings of progressive thought that investigates in minute element the adaptation among commodities and human lives; a list of 1000 revisions, deletions and metamorphoses; an try and extensively expand and reimagine the very chance of the ode shape; a titanic accumulation of thoughts and mimeses, from the strictest and so much perfected metrical verse to the main delirious and cacophonous noise tune; and a faithful love track to the now out of date product ordering code for a bygone Hotpoint washer-dryer, "TL61P". it's the longest poetical paintings but written via Keston Sutherland and his such a lot accomplished attempt but to remodel the grammar of human life.

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