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Postmodern Literary Theory: An Anthology

Niall Lucy (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21027-6
464 pages
February 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Literature today is a very different concept from that of only a generation ago, and this difference is attributed usually to 'postmodernism'. Most radical of all is the possibility that the very notion of literature is rendered untenable by postmodernism. How did this possibility arise? Who are the key figures responsible for its emergence; which are the key texts of its expression? This Anthology provides ways of responding to such questions.
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Introduction: on the Way to Genre.

Part I: Genre.

Part II: Ethics.

Part III: Cyber.

Part IV: Text.

Part V: Post.

Part VI: Postscript.

Select Bibliography.

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Niall Lucy is Head of the School of Arts at Murdoch University. He is the author of Postmodern Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell Publishers 1997) and Debating Derrida (1995).
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* Anthologizes the key figures responsible for the emergence of postmodernism and the texts of its expression.
* Includes summaries, contextual remarks and suggested further reading, helping the students to understand postmodern literary theory.
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'This is a timely and well-constructed anthology which carves out a distinctive niche among the many recent books on postmodermism....It finds room for a wide variety of arguments, approaches and critical viewpoints and thereby encourages readers to form their own judgement as to the implications of postmodernist thinking for literary criticism and theory.'

Chris Norris, University of Wales, Cardiff<!--end-->

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