The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature
Author : Brian McHale
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN 10 : 9781316495605
ISBN 13 : 1316495604
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of postmodern writing that helps readers to understand how fiction and poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, mass media, and the visual and fine arts have characterized the historical development of postmodernism. Covering subjects from the Cold War and countercultures to the Latin American Boom and magic realism, this History traces the genealogy of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to postmodern literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.