Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 November 2002

496 Pages

ISBN: 9780748614783

Bookseller Code (06)

Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel

A Reader

edited by Bran Nicol

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Analyses postmodern fiction from both thematic and formal perspectives, giving in-depth coverage to key features and issues such as metafiction, the relation to modernism, history, and politics
  • Features work by some of the most important theorists and critics of the last few decades, such as Ihab Hassan, Jean Baudrillard, Linda Hutcheon, and Brian McHale
  • Provides a sense of historical, social and cultural context to the debate about postmodernism in fiction
  • Gives ample coverage to some of the most compelling issues raised in relation to postmodern fiction in recent years, such as science and new technologies, the cyborg, 'race' and gender

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