Joseph Brooker

in Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748633944
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651818 | DOI:

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This chapter provides an assessment of trends that are associated with postmodernism. It begins with a section on the versions of postmodernism, and then moves on to a discussion of the break from modernism to postmodernism. The chapter looks at the fictional forms of some modern concerns, including postcolonial and feminist issues. The rest of the chapter is devoted to a discussion of postmodernism novels, poetry, and the ‘alternative tradition’.

Keywords: postmodernism; modernism; fictional forms; modern concerns; feminist issues; alternative tradition

Chapter.  16717 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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