American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular Culture, by Jaroslav Kusnir

By Jaroslav Kusnir

Jaroslav Kušnír’s publication American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, pop culture, and Metafiction is a sequel to his prior learn on American postmodern fiction entitled Poetika americkej postmodernej prózy: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme [Poetics of yankee Fiction: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme]. Prešov: Impreso, 2001. It explores a variety of elements of yankee postmodernist fiction as manifested within the works by means of Richard Brautigan, Donald Barthelme and different American postmodernist authors comparable to Robert Coover, E. L. Doctorow, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster. examining quite a few brief tales and novels, the writer indicates modifications among modernist and postmodernist literature within the works of Donald Barthelme; the best way postmodern parodies of renowned literary genres provide a critique of a few features of yank cultural identification and event (the American Dream, individualism, consumerism); and he additionally exhibits other ways postmodern authors resembling Robert Coover, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster create metafictional influence as probably the most major points of postmodern literature.

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A Caste, a Culture, a Market II," New Yorker, 29 Nov. 1958,57-107. McGuigan, Jim. Cultural Populism, London: Routledge, 1992. Miles, Steven. Youth Lifestyles in a Changing World, Buckingham: Open University Press, 2000. Modell, John. Into Ones Own: From Youth to Adulthood in the United States, 1920-1975, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. Mort, Frank. ), New Times: The Changing Face o/Politics in the 1990s, London: Lawrence and Wishart, "A Caste, a Culture, a Market" 33 1990,160-72.

Advertising Age, 26 Feb. 1951, 1. 17. Richard Geham, "That Nine Billion Dollars in Hot Little Hands," Cosmopolitan, Nov. 1957,72. 18. David Reisman, "Listening to Popular Music," American Quarterly, Vol. 2, Winter 1950: 361. 19. Macdonald, "A Caste, a Culture, a Market I," 70. 20. 22," Esquire, July 1965,65. 21. This approach was exemplified in the work of John Fiske. See his Understanding the Popular (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989) and Reading the Popular (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989). 22. Paul Willis, Common Culture (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1990), 157.

21. This approach was exemplified in the work of John Fiske. See his Understanding the Popular (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989) and Reading the Popular (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989). 22. Paul Willis, Common Culture (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1990), 157. 23. Jim McGuigan, Cultural Populism (London: Routledge, 1992). 24. ), Back to Reality? Social Experience and Cultural Studies (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997), 68. 25. Steven Miles, Youth Lifestyles in a Changing World (Buckingham: Open University Press), 2000, 85.

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