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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