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Description - The Fiction of Postmodernity by Stephen Baker

A study of the relation of postmodern fiction to theories of the postmodern. Contemporary works of fiction by novelists such as Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Pynchon and Martin Amis are viewed in relation to the most influential theoretical discussions of postmodernism and postmodernity. These theoretical writings include Theodor Adorno's critique of the "culture industry", Frederic Jameson's and Jean-Francois Lyotard's analyses of postmodernism and the "postmodern condition", and Jean Baudrillard's discussions of "seduction" and simulacra.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748610884
ISBN-10: 074861088X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker is a Lecturer in English at South Bank University, London and author of The Fiction of Postmodernity(2000).

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