Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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This thesis explores the criticism of and attempts to move beyond postmodernism in three contemporary American novels. Jonathan Safran Foer in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close offers a view in which shared experience, and specifically traumatic experience, necessitates the creation of metanarrative communities. Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club navigates the difficulty of addressing postmodern concerns without accepting the conclusions of postmodern thinkers. Karen Tei Yamashita in Tropic o f Orange posits an ever expanding world which can only be truly understood through metanarrative.
Teixeira, Christopher Aleixo, "Dynamic Future : Movements Beyond Postmodernism in Three Contemporary American Novels" (2015). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 641.