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Postmodern Novels

I'll put novels here which are on a list of "postmodern novels" which I have leftover from college--
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message 1: by Aban (new)

Aban this list is not inclusive. There is no any mentioned-work by some writers as Philip Roth.


message 2: by Corey (new)

Corey Aban wrote: "this list is not inclusive. There is no any mentioned-work by some writers as Philip Roth."

Roth is pretty realist. "Post-modern" is hard to strictly define, but somewhere in the definition, I think, are books that play around with form and go beyond (or at least deviate from) the realist tradition.


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve Since it's sometimes hard to know what qualifies as post-modern, I consulted a list. This was one of the first that came up in a Google search:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacke...


message 4: by Corey (new)

Corey Well yeah. The books on that list are books that play around with form, books that are self-conscious of themselves as text, etc. Although it's interesting that Hamlet made it onto the list.


message 5: by Steve (new)

Steve Of the ones they labeled progenitors, Hamlet and The Scarlet Letter seemed like outliers. Tristram Shandy, though, with the self-reflexivity we always hear about, seems like a more natural fit. Of course, I'm sure @Nathan "N.R." would be quick to point out that it's all just a riff on Rabelais.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

interested in the rationale for borges' inclusion: is there a case to be made for ficciones' novel-ism, or was it just a mistake?


message 7: by Steve (new)

Steve I'm not an expert by any stretch, but I think ficciones earns the label primarily for calling attention to its own fictional nature. A search turns up quite a few mentions of the work as postmodern, e.g.,

http://tomconoboy.blogspot.com/2010/0...


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

oh, no, borges is definitely post-modern, i'm sold on that; rather, i was wondering what exactly qualifies ficciones as a novel?


message 9: by Steve (new)

Steve Ah, right. I wasn't paying attention to the criterion for the list. You're right, Aidan -- it was a mistake.


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