unlocking the novel
a guide to modernism and postmodernism
Unlocking the postmodern novel
to tackle the work of John Barth or Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni
Morrison or Tim O'Brien, Philip Glass or Michael Cunningham on your
own? Felt like you'd gotten lost in a house of mirrors? Having
trouble finding your way out?
now you've got some trusty fellow readers to share their tricks and
strategies so that you won't get lost in the funhouse!
by preparing yourself to become
a postmodern reader and then rummage around in the postmodern
junk drawer (and be sure to click on the items in the junk
drawer to learn even more about postmodernism!). You'll also find it
helpful to take a look at our abbreviated
guide to literary genres, to explore this key
to postmodernism, and to consider the shifty
nature of truth.
learn about some key postmodern writers: Tim
O'Brien, Maxine Hong
Morrison, and Michael
finally, take a look at the ways in which other artists have