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After‐Lives: Postmodern Experiments in Meta‐Auto/biografiction: Sartre, Nabokov, Lessing, Byatt

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is a coda considering the afterlife of modernism's engagements with life‐writings covered in Part II. It begins by sketching how the ideas traced in this study of imaginary ... More


The Novel as History

John Brannigan

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the historiographic nature of postmodern novels. The predominance of the historiographic in postmodern fiction is in marked contrast to modernism. Here, postmodernism is ... More


Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Natasha Alden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study applies the concept of postmemory, developed in Holocaust studies, to novels by contemporary British writers. The first monograph-length study of postmemory in British fiction, it focuses ... More


The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Lee Spinks

in Michael Ondaatje

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies Ondaatje's long poem, the highly successful The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, stating that this volume served as a turning point in Ondaatje's career, and focusing on Billy ... More


History and storytelling

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's third novel, The Passion. The Passion may be said to combine the parallel stories of two marginal witnesses to the Napoleonic wars, at the crucial moment in ... More


Gender, Post-9/11, and Ugly Feelings

Eleanor Ty

in Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter studies two texts that use humor and irony to deal with broken dreams and with ugly feelings caused by the inability to perform the dominant culture's expectations of race and gender. ... More


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