Postmodern Counternarratives: Irony and Audience in the Novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

Postmodern Counternarratives: Irony and Audience in the Novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

Christopher Donovan


This e-book offers a wide-ranging dialogue of realism, postmodernism, literary thought and well known fiction prior to targeting the careers of 4 admired novelists. regardless of wildly contrasting pursuits and agendas, all 4 develop more and more sympathetic to the expectancies of a mainstream literary viewers, noting the more and more overlooked but archetypal desire for robust explanatory narrative even whereas ultimate cautious of its boundaries, presumptions, and capability abuses. Exploring novels that be capable of bridge the space among obtainable storytelling and literary conception, this ebook indicates how modern authors reconcile values of posmodern literary experimentation and standard realism.

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