Bloomsbury Introduction to Postmodern Realist Fiction

Bloomsbury Introduction to Postmodern Realist Fiction

Resisting Master Narratives

Reed, Professor T.V.

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Acknowledgments A Note on Usage 1 Introduction Terminal Confusion Postmodernist Realism Is Postmodernism a Zombie? How to Use This Book 2 Postmodern Conditions and Postmodernist Styles Postmodern Economic, Political, and Social Conditions Postmodernist Aesthetic Approaches, Styles, and Techniques 3 Identities: Mysteries of the Self Deconstructing the Self: Kathy Acker's Don Quixote (1986) Detecting the Self: Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn (1999) Hybrid Selves: Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera (1987) Th e Abstract Self: Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis (2003) Th e Terrorized Self: Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) Self as Community: Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters (1980) The Selfless Self: Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being (2013) 4 Bodies: Refl ective Surfaces and Fluid Borders Scripted Sex: Jeannette Winterson's Writing the Body (1993) Beauty and the Beastly Gaze: Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides (1993) Winged Delights: Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus (1984) Life Is a Freakshow: Katherine Dunn's Geek Love (1989) The Cyborg Body: Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl (1995) Oedipus Trans*: Daisy Johnson's Everything Under (2017) Body as Multitude: Akwaeki Emezi's Freshwater (2018) 5 Postmodern Families: Reimagining Kinship Consuming Families: Don DeLillo's White Noise (1985) Family as Talk-Story: Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior (1976) Postmodern Matriarchy: Ana Castillo's So Far from God (1993) Family Curses and Geek Masculinity: Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) Kinship and Lost Time: Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Good Squad (2010) Indigenous Gothic, Sasquatch, and Community as Family: Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach (2000) 6 (meta)Histories: The Past as Present Chained to History: Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987) Of Butterfl ies and Dictators: Julia Alverez's In the Time of the Butterfl ies (1994) Unstuck in Time: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (1969) Neo-Hoodoo History: Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo (1972) Challenging Dead-eye Dog: Leslie Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1999) 7 Re-Visions: Novels Rewriting Novels Decolonizing the Literary Past: Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) Globalizing the Past: Bharati Mukherjee's The Holder of the World (1993) Sacred Revisions: Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses (1988) Re-envisioning the Postmodern University: A. S. Byatt's Possession (1990) Dark Hearts: Jessica Hagedorn's Dream Jungle (2003) Reds, Whites, and Reservation Blues: Sherman Alexie's Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) 8 True Lies: Nonfiction Novels and Autofictions Empire's Tracks: Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men (1980) History as a Novel, the Novel as History: Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night (1968) Historical Sideshow: Brian Fawcett's Cambodia: A Book for People Who Find Television Too Slow (1986) Graphic Trauma: Art Spiegelman's Maus (1986) Crude Awakenings: Olivia Laing's Crudo (2018) 9 Displacements: Exiles, Diasporas, and Returns Foreigners in Their Own Land: Tommy Orange's There There (2018) Migrant Doors of Reception: Mohsin Hamid's Exit West (2017) An Epidemic of Displacements: Rabih Alamenddine's Koolaids: Th e Art of War (1998) Exiled to Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah (2013) 10 Futures? Digital Dangers and Climate Crises Multi-mediated Horror: Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000) Decoding Capitalism: Scarlett Th omas's PopCo (2014) Engendering the Future: Jeanette Winterson's Frankissstein (2019) Afrojujuism: Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon (2014) Postcolonial Outer Space: Rosario Sanchez and Beatrice Pita's Lunar Braceros (2009) Surveillance States, Biotech, and Climate Crises: Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy (2003, 2009, 2013) Notes Bibliography Index
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