276 relations: A Reader's Manifesto, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Absurdism, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Age of Enlightenment, Albert Camus, Alejo Carpentier, Allen Ginsberg, André Breton, Angela Carter, Antonin Artaud, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Aristotle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Astronautilia, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August Strindberg, B. S. Johnson, Barbara Cartland, Bataan Death March, Beat Generation, Bertolt Brecht, Black comedy, Black Mountain poets, Bombing of Dresden in World War II, Bombing of Tokyo, Booker T. Washington, Breakfast of Champions, Brian McHale, Brian O'Nolan, Brian Reynolds Myers, Bricolage, Brion Gysin, Bruce Jay Friedman, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Carl Jung, Cat's Cradle, Catch-22, Catch-22 (logic), Charles Olson, Christine Brooke-Rose, Chuck Palahniuk, Civil rights movement, Cold War, Contemporary Literature (journal), Context (language use), Critical theory, Cut-up technique, Cyberpunk, Dada, ..., Dan Chaon, Daniele Luttazzi, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, David R. Slavitt, Death in Venice, Deconstruction, Derek Pell, Dimitris Lyacos, Don DeLillo, Don Quixote, Donald Allen, Donald Barthelme, Doris Lessing, E. L. Doctorow, Ebenezer Cooke (poet), Elizabeth Graver, Eugène Ionesco, Fin de siècle, Finnegans Wake, Flaubert's Parrot, François Rabelais, Fred G. Leebron, Fredric Jameson, Gabriel García Márquez, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Geneva Conventions, George Washington, Gertrude Stein, Giannina Braschi, Gilbert Sorrentino, Giorgio de Chirico, Gravity's Rainbow, Gustave Flaubert, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Harry Houdini, Harvard University Press, Henry Ford, Historiographic metafiction, History of computing hardware (1960s–present), Homer, Howl, Hyperreality, Hypertext fiction, Hysterical realism, If on a winter's night a traveler, Ihab Hassan, In Search of Lost Time, Infinite Jest, Internment of Japanese Americans, Intertextuality, Irony, Ishmael Reed, Italo Calvino, J. P. Donleavy, Jack Kerouac, Jack Kerouac bibliography, Jacob M. Appel, Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, Jan Křesadlo, Janus, Jean Baudrillard, Jennifer Egan, John Ashbery, John Barth, John Fowles, John Hawkes (novelist), Jon Fosse, Jonathan Lethem, Jorge Luis Borges, Joseph Heller, JSTOR, Julian Barnes, Julio Cortázar, Kathy Acker, Ken Kesey, Kevin Brockmeier, Koolaids: The Art of War, Korean War, Kurt Vonnegut, Lacuna (manuscripts), Larry McCaffery, Late capitalism, Latin American Boom, Laurence Sterne, Lawrence Durrell, Linda Hutcheon, List of literary movements, List of postmodern critics, List of postmodern novels, List of postmodern writers, Literary modernism, Locus Solus, Lolita, Lost in the Funhouse, Luigi Pirandello, Magic realism, Malone Dies, Marcel Proust, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis, Martin Esslin, Mason & Dixon, Max Ernst, Maximalism, Metafiction, Michael Chabon, Michel Foucault, Midnight's Children, Miguel de Cervantes, Minimalism, Modernism, Molloy (novel), Mulligan Stew (novel), Muriel Spark, Naked Lunch, Nancy Felson, Nanking Massacre, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, New York School (art), Octavio Paz, Odyssey, On the Road, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel), One Hundred Years of Solitude, Pale Fire, Paradox, Parallel novel, Parody, Pastiche, Paul Auster, Peter Ackroyd, Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, Postcolonial literature, Postcolonialism, Postmodern American Poetry, Postmodernism, Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Postmodernity, Prefix, Rabih Alameddine, Ragtime (novel), Raymond Carver, Raymond Roussel, Reader-response criticism, Realism (arts), René Magritte, Richard Brautigan, Richard Dyer, Richard Powers, Robert Coover, Robert Magliola, Robert Scholes, Roland Barthes, Salman Rushdie, Samuel Beckett, San Francisco Renaissance, Sartor Resartus, Sigmund Freud, Simón Bolívar, Slaughterhouse-Five, Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast, Stream of consciousness (narrative mode), Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences, Subjectivism, Surrealism, Surrealist automatism, T. S. Eliot, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, The Bald Soprano, The Believer (magazine), The Cannibal (Hawkes novel), The Cat in the Hat, The Comforters, The Crying of Lot 49, The Dalkey Archive, The Explicator, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The General in His Labyrinth, The Golden Notebook, The Holocaust, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The Literature of Exhaustion, The Name of the Rose, The New York Trilogy, The New Yorker, The Pale King, The Pleasure of the Text, The Postmodern Condition, The Public Burning, The Satanic Verses, The Sot-Weed Factor, The Things They Carried, The Third Policeman, The Unnamable (novel), The Waste Land, Theatre of the Absurd, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Mann, Thomas Pynchon, Tim O'Brien (author), Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Tom Wolfe, Trier, Tristan Tzara, Umberto Eco, United States of Banana, University of Wisconsin Press, Unreliable narrator, V., Vietnam War, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Waiting for Godot, Wasafiri, White Noise (novel), William Gaddis, William Gibson, William Golding, William S. 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A Reader's Manifesto is a 2002 book written by B. R. Myers that was originally published in heavily edited form in the July/August 2001 issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine.
"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes) and subtitled "A Tale for Children" is a short story by Colombian writer and author Gabriel García Márquez.
In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any.
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969.
The Enlightenment (also known as the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason; in lit in Aufklärung, "Enlightenment", in L’Illuminismo, “Enlightenment” and in Spanish: La Ilustración, "Enlightenment") was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, "The Century of Philosophy".
Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist.
Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (December 26, 1904 – April 24, 1980) was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, writer, and activist.
André Breton (18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist.
Angela Olive Carter-Pearce (née Stalker; 7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992), who published under the pen name Angela Carter, was an English novelist, short story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works.
Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.
Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia and, from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs,; 384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
Johan August Strindberg (22 January 184914 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.
Bryan Stanley Johnson (5 February 1933 – 13 November 1973) was an English experimental novelist, poet and literary critic.
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000) was an English author of romance novels, one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful worldwide of the 20th century.
The Bataan Death March (Filipino: Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan; Japanese: バターン死の行進, Hepburn: Batān Shi no Kōshin) was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
The Black Mountain poets, sometimes called projectivist poets, were a group of mid-20th-century American avant-garde or postmodern poets centered on Black Mountain College in North Carolina.
The bombing of Dresden was a British/American aerial bombing attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, during World War II in the European Theatre.
The often refers to a series of firebombing air raids by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (– November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.
Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday, published in 1973, is the seventh novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut.
Brian G. McHale is a US academic and literary theorist who writes on a range of fiction and poetics, mainly relating to postmodernism and narrative theory.
Brian O'Nolan (Brian Ó Nualláin; 5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966) was an Irish novelist, playwright and satirist, considered a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature.
Brian Reynolds Myers (born 1963), usually cited as B. R. Myers, is an American professor of international studies at Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea, best known for his writings on North Korean propaganda.
In the arts, bricolage (French for "DIY" or "do-it-yourself projects") is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by mixed media.
Brion Gysin (19 January 1916 – 13 July 1986) was a painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
Bruce Jay Friedman is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor.
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.
Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.
Cat's Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963.
Catch-22 is a satirical novel by American author Joseph Heller.
A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.
Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation American poet who was a link between earlier figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance.
Christine Frances Evelyn Brooke-Rose (16 January 1923 – 21 March 2012) was a British writer and literary critic, known principally for her later, experimental novels.
Charles Michael Palahniuk (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as "transgressional" fiction.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Contemporary Literature is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which publishes interviews with notable and developing authors, scholarly essays, and reviews of recent books critiquing the contemporary literature field.
In semiotics, linguistics, sociology and anthropology, context refers to those objects or entities which surround a focal event, in these disciplines typically a communicative event, of some kind.
Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.
The cut-up technique (or découpé in French) is an aleatory literary technique in which a written text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text.
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech" featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.
Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.
Dan Chaon is an American writer.
Daniele Luttazzi (born January 26, 1961), real name Daniele Fabbri, is an Italian theater actor, writer, satirist, illustrator and singer/songwriter.
Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher.
David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an American writer and university instructor in the disciplines of English and creative writing.
David Rytman Slavitt (born 1935) is an American writer, poet, and translator, the author of more than 100 books.
Death in Venice is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann and was first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig.
Deconstruction is a critique of the relationship between text and meaning originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida.
Derek Pell is a visual artist, photographer, writer and satirist.
Dimitris Lyacos (Δημήτρης Λυάκος; born October 19, 1966) is a contemporary Greek poet and playwright.
Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, playwright and essayist.
The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha (El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha), or just Don Quixote (Oxford English Dictionary, ""), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
Donald Merriam Allen (Iowa, 1912 – San Francisco, August 29, 2004) was an editor, publisher and translator of contemporary American literature.
Donald Barthelme (April 7, 1931 – July 23, 1989) was an American short story writer and novelist known for his playful, postmodernist style of short fiction.
Doris May Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction.
Ebenezer Cooke (–), a London-born poet, wrote what some scholars consider the first American satire: "The Sotweed Factor, or A Voyage to Maryland, A Satyr" (1708).
Elizabeth Graver (born 1964) is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction.
Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu,; 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre.
Fin de siècle is a French term meaning end of the century, a term which typically encompasses both the meaning of the similar English idiom turn of the century and also makes reference to the closing of one era and onset of another.
Finnegans Wake is a work of fiction by Irish writer James Joyce.
Flaubert's Parrot is a novel by Julian Barnes that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1984 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize the following year.
François Rabelais (between 1483 and 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar.
Fred G. Leebron is an American short story writer and novelist.
Fredric Jameson (born April 14, 1934) is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.
The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. The text is written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein, and features much crudity, scatological humor, and violence (lists of explicit or vulgar insults fill several chapters).
Original document as PDF in single pages, 1864 The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 –, 1799), known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector.
Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer.
Gilbert Sorrentino (April 27, 1929 – May 18, 2006) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic, professor, and editor.
Giorgio de Chirico (10 July 1888 – 20 November 1978) was an Italian artist and writer.
Gravity's Rainbow is a 1973 novel by American writer Thomas Pynchon.
Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a 1990 children's book by Salman Rushdie.
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.
Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
Historiographic metafiction is a term coined by Canadian literary theorist Linda Hutcheon in the late 1980s.
The history of computing hardware starting at 1960 is marked by the conversion from vacuum tube to solid-state devices such as the transistor and later the integrated circuit.
Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature.
"Howl", also known as "Howl for Carl Solomon", is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1954–1955 and published in his 1956 collection Howl and Other Poems.
In semiotics and postmodernism, hyperreality is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies.
Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links that provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction.
Hysterical realism, also called recherché postmodernism, is a term coined in 2000 by English critic James Wood to describe what he sees as a literary genre typified by a strong contrast between elaborately absurd prose, plotting, or characterization, on the one hand, and careful, detailed investigations of real, specific social phenomena on the other.
If on a winter's night a traveler (Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore) is a 1979 novel by the Italian writer Italo Calvino.
Ihab Habib Hassan (October 17, 1925 – September 10, 2015) was an Arab American literary theorist and writer born in Egypt.
In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu) – previously also translated as Remembrance of Things Past – is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871–1922).
Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by American writer David Foster Wallace.
The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in camps in the western interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000Various primary and secondary sources list counts between persons.
Intertextuality is the shaping of a text's meaning by another text.
Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.
Ishmael Scott Reed (born February 22, 1938) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, songwriter, playwright, editor and publisher, who is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture.
Italo Calvino (. RAI (circa 1970), retrieved 25 October 2012. 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
James Patrick Donleavy (23 April 1926 – 11 September 2017) was an Irish/American novelist and playwright.
Jack Kerouac (born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.
Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet.
Jacob M. Appel (born February 21, 1973) is an American author, poet, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic.
Jacques Derrida (born Jackie Élie Derrida;. See also. July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French Algerian-born philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet.
Jan Křesadlo was the primary artistic pseudonym used by Václav Jaroslav Karel Pinkava (December 9, 1926 in Prague - August 13, 1995 in Colchester), a Czech psychologist who was also a prizewinning novelist and poet.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (IANVS (Iānus)) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.
Jean Baudrillard (27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.
Jennifer Egan (born September 7, 1962) is an American novelist and short story writer who lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet.
John Simmons Barth (born May 27, 1930) is an American writer, best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction.
John Robert Fowles (31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism.
John Hawkes, born John Clendennin Talbot Burne Hawkes, Jr. (August 17, 1925 – May 15, 1998), was a postmodern American novelist, known for the intensity of his work, which suspended some traditional constraints of narrative fiction.
Jon Olav Fosse (born 29 September 1959) is a Norwegian author and dramatist.
Jonathan Allen Lethem (LEE-thum, born February 19, 1964) is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.
Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays and screenplays.
JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a digital library founded in 1995.
Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer.
Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar; (August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
Kathy Acker (April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer.
Kenneth Elton Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure.
Kevin John Brockmeier (born December 6, 1972) is an American writer of fantasy and literary fiction.
Koolaids: The Art of War is a novel by Rabih Alameddine, an author and painter who lives in both San Francisco and Beirut.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922April 11, 2007) was an American writer.
A lacuna (lacunae or lacunas) is a gap in a manuscript, inscription, text, painting, or a musical work.
Lawrence F. "Larry" McCaffery Jr. (born May 13, 1946) is an America literary critic, editor, and retired professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.
"Late capitalism" is a term used by Marxists to refer to capitalism from about 1945 onwards, with the implication that it is due to come to an end.
The Latin American Boom (Boom Latinoamericano) was a literary movement of the 1960s and 1970s when the work of a group of relatively young Latin American novelists became widely circulated in Europe and throughout the world.
Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman.
Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer.
Linda Hutcheon, FRS, O.C. (born August 24, 1947) is a Canadian academic working in the fields of literary theory and criticism, opera, and Canadian studies.
This is a list of modern literary movements: that is, movements after the Renaissance.
This is a list of postmodern literary critics.
Some well known postmodern novels in chronological order.
This is a list of postmodern authors.
Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a very self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction.
Locus Solus is a 1914 French novel by Raymond Roussel.
Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabokov.
Lost in the Funhouse (1968) is a short story collection by American author John Barth.
Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.
Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is a genre of narrative fiction and, more broadly, art (literature, painting, film, theatre, etc.) that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements.
Malone Dies is a novel by Samuel Beckett.
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922), known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, essayist and memoirist.
Martin Julius Esslin OBE (6 June 1918 – 24 February 2002) was a Hungarian-born English producer, dramatist, journalist, adaptor and translator, critic, academic scholar and professor of drama, best known for coining the term "Theatre of the Absurd" in his work of the same name (Theatre of the Absurd; 1962).
Mason & Dixon is a postmodernist novel by U.S. author Thomas Pynchon published in 1997.
Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet.
In the arts, maximalism, a reaction against minimalism, is an esthetic of excess and redundancy.
Metafiction is a form of literature that emphasizes its own constructedness in a way that continually reminds the reader to be aware that they are reading or viewing a fictional work.
Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Paul-Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), generally known as Michel Foucault, was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, and literary critic.
Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by British Indian author Salman Rushdie.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed)23 April 1616 NS) was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.
In visual arts, music, and other mediums, minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Molloy is a novel by Samuel Beckett written in French and first published by Paris-based Les Éditions de Minuit in 1951.
Mulligan Stew is a postmodern novel by Gilbert Sorrentino.
Dame Muriel Sarah Spark DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL (née Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006).
Naked Lunch (sometimes The Naked Lunch) is a novel by American writer William S. Burroughs, originally published in 1959.
Nancy Felson is a Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia.
The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of the Republic of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction.
Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.
The New York School was an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City.
Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican poet and diplomat.
The Odyssey (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey.
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien años de soledad) is a landmark 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, a fictitious town in the country of Colombia.
Pale Fire is a 1962 novel by Vladimir Nabokov.
A paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to an apparently self-contradictory or logically unacceptable conclusion.
The parallel novel is a piece of literature written within, derived from, or taking place during, the framework of another work of fiction by the same or another author.
A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
A pastiche is a work of visual art, literature, theatre, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists.
Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American writer and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning.
Peter Ackroyd, (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.
"Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" (original Spanish title: "Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote") is a short story by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Postcolonial literature is the literature of countries that were colonised, mainly by European countries.
Postcolonialism or postcolonial studies is the academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonised people and their lands.
Postmodern American Poetry is a poetry anthology edited by Paul Hoover and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1994.
Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.
Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism is a 1991 book by Fredric Jameson, in which Jameson offers a critique of modernism and postmodernism from a Marxist perspective.
Postmodernity (post-modernity or the postmodern condition) is the economic or cultural state or condition of society which is said to exist after modernity.
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word.
Rabih Alameddine ('''ربيع علم الدين'''.) (born 1959) is a Lebanese-American painter and writer.
Ragtime is a novel by E. L. Doctorow, published in 1975.
Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short-story writer and poet.
Raymond Roussel (January 20, 1877 – July 14, 1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, and chess enthusiast.
Reader-response criticism is a school of literary theory that focuses on the reader (or "audience") and their experience of a literary work, in contrast to other schools and theories that focus attention primarily on the author or the content and form of the work.
Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.
René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist.
Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – ca. September 16, 1984) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer.
Richard Dyer (born 1945) is an English academic currently holding a professorship in the Department of Film Studies at King's College London.
Richard Powers (born June 18, 1957) is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology.
Robert Lowell Coover (born February 4, 1932) is an American novelist, short story writer, and T.B. Stowell Professor Emeritus in Literary Arts at Brown University.
Roberto Rino Magliola (born 1940) is an Italian-American academic specializing in European hermeneutics and deconstruction, in comparative philosophy, and in inter-religious dialogue.
Robert E. Scholes (1929-2016) was an American literary critic and theorist.
Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.
Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, poet, and literary translator who lived in Paris for most of his adult life.
The term San Francisco Renaissance is used as a global designation for a range of poetic activity centered on San Francisco, which brought it to prominence as a hub of the American poetry avant-garde.
Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in 1833–34 in Fraser's Magazine.
Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830), generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule.
Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) is a science fiction-infused anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim, from his time as an American soldier and chaplain's assistant, to postwar and early years.
"Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast" is an essay by Tom Wolfe that appeared in the November 1989 issue of Harper's Magazine criticizing the American literary establishment for retreating from realism.
In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode or method that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind.
Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences (La structure, le signe et le jeu dans le discours des sciences humaines) was a lecture presented at Johns Hopkins University on 21 October 1966 by philosopher Jacques Derrida.
Subjectivism is the doctrine that "our own mental activity is the only unquestionable fact of our experience.", instead of shared or communal, and that there is no external or objective truth.
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.
Surrealist automatism is a method of art-making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway.
Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is a 1933 book by Gertrude Stein, written in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B. Toklas, her life partner.
La Cantatrice Chauve — translated from French as The Bald Soprano or The Bald Prima Donna — is the first play written by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco.
The Believer is an American bimonthly magazine of interviews, essays, and reviews.
The Cannibal is a 1949 novel by John Hawkes, partially based on Hawkes' own experiences in the Second World War.
The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957.
The Comforters is the first novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark.
The Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966.
The Dalkey Archive is a 1964 novel by the Irish writer Flann O'Brien.
The Explicator is a quarterly journal of literary criticism.
The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1969 postmodern historical fiction novel by John Fowles.
The General in His Labyrinth (original Spanish title: El general en su laberinto) is a 1989 dictator novel by Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez.
The Golden Notebook is a 1962 novel by Doris Lessing.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne.
The Literature of Exhaustion is a 1967 essay by the American novelist John Barth sometimes considered to be the manifesto of postmodernism.
The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) is the 1980 debut novel by Italian author Umberto Eco.
The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Pale King is an unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace, published posthumously on April 15, 2011.
The Pleasure of the Text (Le Plaisir du Texte) is a 1973 book by Roland Barthes.
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (La condition postmoderne: rapport sur le savoir) is a 1979 book by Jean-François Lyotard, in which Lyotard analyzes the notion of knowledge in postmodern society as the end of 'grand narratives' or metanarratives, which he considers a quintessential feature of modernity.
The Public Burning, Robert Coover's third novel, was published in 1977.
The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.
The Sot-Weed Factor is a 1960 novel by the American writer John Barth.
The Things They Carried (1990) is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War.
The Third Policeman is a novel by Irish writer Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien.
The Unnamable is a 1953 novel by Samuel Beckett.
The Waste Land is a long poem by T. S. Eliot, widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry.
The Theatre of the Absurd (théâtre de l'absurde) is a post–World War II designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work.
Thomas Carlyle (4 December 17955 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher.
Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.
William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist.
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is an American literary journal, typically containing short stories, reportage, and illustrations.
Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930Some sources say 1931; the New York Times and Reuters both initially reported 1931 in their obituaries before changing to 1930. See and – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques.
Trier (Tréier), formerly known in English as Treves (Trèves) and Triers (see also names in other languages), is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle.
Tristan Tzara (born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; – 25 December 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist.
Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.
United States of Banana is a 2011 postcolonial work of fiction by the Puerto Rican poet Giannina Braschi.
The University of Wisconsin Press (sometimes abbreviated as UW Press) is a non-profit university press publishing peer-reviewed books and journals.
An unreliable narrator is a narrator whose credibility has been seriously compromised.
V. is the debut novel of Thomas Pynchon, published in 1963.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.
Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives, and while waiting they engage in a variety of discussions and encounter three other characters.
Wasafiri is a quarterly British literary magazine covering international contemporary writing.
White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985.
William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist.
William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.
Sir William Gerald Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet.
William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist.
Heywood Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, and musician whose career spans more than six decades.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Z213: Exit is the first installment of the Poena Damni trilogy by Greek author Dimitris Lyacos.
Zadie Smith FRSL (born 25 October 1975) is a contemporary British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.