Literature after Postmodernism: Reconstructive Fantasies

Huber, Irmtraud (2014). Literature after Postmodernism: Reconstructive Fantasies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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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.

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Book (Monograph)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Huber, Irmtraud


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 810 American literature in English
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures




Palgrave Macmillan




Irmtraud Huber

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2014 11:29

Last Modified:

19 Dec 2014 11:02

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Literature, Cultural Theory, 20th Century and 21st Century Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, Fantastic Literature, Reconstruction, Postmodernism, Postpostmodernism




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