Fiction of Postmodernity
The book offers descriptions of the postmodern from both the Marxist critical tradition and from the perspective of postmarxism. Key features in both these definitions are explained in relation to modernist and postmodern works of fiction. Issues relating to the postmodern representation of history and the development of a postmodern politics are also addressed in relation to works of contemporary fiction.
*Substantial readings of fiction by major contemporary authors (e.g.Thomas Pynchon, Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo)
*Introduces influential theories of the postmodern (Fredric Jameson, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard)
*Analysis of the relationships of modernism and the avant-garde to postmodernism
*Focuses on the critical potential of postmodernism and postmodern fiction