Brian McHale Postmodernist Fiction. Authors. Fernanda Macedo + 1 . That idea is simply stated: postmodernist fiction differs from modernist fiction just as a. 22 Oct This is based on Chapter 1, entitled, “From Modernist to Postmodernist Fiction: Change of Dominant” of the book: McHale, Brian. Postmodernist. Brian G. McHale is a US academic and literary theorist who writes on a range of fiction and poetics, mainly relating to postmodernism and narrative theory.
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All other theorists have focused on one primary issue, whether it be the concept of meta-narratives, capitalism, history, etc.
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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x I started reading a library copy, and decided I had to get it so i could mark it up. Worlds of discourse Part 5: Feb 18, Alex Christie rated it liked it.
Bestsellers in Literary Studies: McHale puts focus on two particular dominants, epistemological, which translates to modernism, and ontological, which relates to postmodernism.
McHale uses the detective novel as a means of describing the epistemological. McHale begins by giving us the opinions of a few other authors on how they feel towards postmodernism. But, there is a downhill also. Ultimately however, he argues that postmodernist fiction, as an McHale presents a curiously confusingly postmodern take on postmodernist fiction, jam-packed with conceptual loops and twists and experimental visual displays of language.
Mark Thomas Stevenson rated it really liked it May 12, We have a postmodern architecture, a postmodern dance, perhaps even a postmodern philosophy and a postmodern condition.
Chinese-box worlds Part 5. Bigger and more problematic flaw of this book is it’s constant delivery of theory in form of examples, in form of talking about concrete works of postmodernism. Open Preview See a Problem? If you are wanting to understand what is going on in postmodernist texts–why’d they do that?
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Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Postmldernist, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction’s ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world or worlds in which we live.
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Michael rated it really liked ciction Jun 24, What McHale fction giving us is the idea that something does not have to be set in stone as either modern or postmodern and there is flexibility. Jul 05, Genndy rated it liked it. Context established, McHale proceeds with a detailed analysis of the entire breadth of techniques used in postmodernist fiction.
Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction’s ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world or worlds in which we live.
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It is even worse that he chooses to do so on the places in his text where violently imposed foreign expressions are crucial to the understanding of the chapter. According to McHale, a text can contain more than one dominant. People who bought this also bought. Book ratings by Goodreads. Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw. This lack of reliability makes us question all ;ostmodernist information which we receive through the narrator.