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Postmodernism

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Title: Postmodernism


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Postmodernism
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  • Allows for multiple meanings and multiple worlds
  • Structures works in nontraditional forms
  • Comments on itself
  • Can be intensely personal
  • Features cultural diversity
  • Blends fiction and nonfiction
  • Uses the past fearlessly

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  • Postmodern writers build with many of the tools
    the modernist provided, but they are constructing
    a body of literature that is strikingly different
    from that produced by the modernists
  • The postmodernist would ask, Why choose only one
    version? Why limit ourselves?

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  • The Beat Poets
  • The confessional school
  • Page 807

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Themes
  • DeconstructionThis is the term that defines the
    basic premise of Postmodernism. It does not mean
    destruction, but rather it is a critique of the
    criteria of certainty, identity, and truth.

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Styles
  • Parody
  • Irony
  • A blending of genres
  • Prose poetry
  • The nonfiction novel
  • Authorial Intrusion
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