Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Narrating literary histories 1.Telling postmodernist stories 2.Constructing postmodernism: the case of Ulysses Part II (Mis)reading Pynchon 3.Modernist reading, postmodernist text: the case of Gravity's Rainbow 4."You used to know what these words mean": misreading Gravity's Rainbow 5.Zapping, the art of switching channels: on Vineland Part III Reading postmodernists 6.The postmodernism of The Name of the Rose 7.Ways of world-making: on Foucault's Pendulum 8.Women and men and the angels: on Joseph McElroys fiction 9."I draw the line as a rule between one solar system and another": the postmodernisms of Christine Brooke-Rose Part IV At the interface 10.POSTcyberMODERNpunkISM 11.Towards a poetics of cyberpunk References
"Although this book is an excellent introduction to ideas about
postmodernism, through the literary studies, it also provides the
experience of the postmodern.."
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