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The Resource Postmodern American literature and its other, W. Lawrence Hogue

Postmodern American literature and its other, W. Lawrence Hogue

Label
Postmodern American literature and its other
Title
Postmodern American literature and its other
Statement of responsibility
W. Lawrence Hogue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although literary postmodernism has been defined in terms of difference, multiplicity, heterogeneity, and plurality, some of the most vaunted authors of postmodern American fiction - such as Thomas Pynchon, Paul Auster, and other white male authors - often fail to adequately represent the distinct subjectivities of African Americans, American Indians, Latinos and Latinas, women, the poor of the center, and the global periphery. In this groundbreaking study, W. Lawrence Hogue exposes the ways in which much postmodern American literature privileges a typically Eurocentric, male-oriented type of subjectivity, often at the expense of victimizing or objectifying the ethnic or gendered Other." "In contrast to the dominant white male perspective on postmodernism, Hogue points to African American, American Indian, and women authors within the American postmodern canon - Rikki Ducornet, Kathy Acker, Ishmael Reed, and Gerald Vizenor - who work against these structures of stereotype and bias, resulting in a literary postmodernism that more genuinely respects and represents difference. He argues that most postmodern African American, American Indian, and women writers experience and write about postmodernity in ways that are substantially different from white men, since they are intimately concerned with the existence of racism and sexism. These "Other" authors, who are searching for new cultural forms and paradigms to describe themselves outside modernity's conventions, define themselves according to their own logic, one that eschews fixed notions of identity in favor of a network of contextual, partial, contradictory, and shifting identifications."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogue, W. Lawrence
Dewey number
810.9/113
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.P68
LC item number
H64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
Label
Postmodern American literature and its other, W. Lawrence Hogue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern American literature and its other: the Euro-American male, woman, the African American, the American Indian, the poor, and the global periphery -- The privileged, sovereign, Euro-American (male), post/modern subject and its construction of the other: Thomas Pynchon's V. and Paul Auster's The New York trilogy -- Constructing woman as subject: Rikki Ducornet's The jade cabinet and Kathy Acker's Pussy, king of the pirates -- Signifying planetary postmodernity: Ishamel Reed's Mumbo jumbo and Gerald Vizenor's The heirs of Columbus
Control code
213451313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780252033834
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008021809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)213451313
Label
Postmodern American literature and its other, W. Lawrence Hogue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmodern American literature and its other: the Euro-American male, woman, the African American, the American Indian, the poor, and the global periphery -- The privileged, sovereign, Euro-American (male), post/modern subject and its construction of the other: Thomas Pynchon's V. and Paul Auster's The New York trilogy -- Constructing woman as subject: Rikki Ducornet's The jade cabinet and Kathy Acker's Pussy, king of the pirates -- Signifying planetary postmodernity: Ishamel Reed's Mumbo jumbo and Gerald Vizenor's The heirs of Columbus
Control code
213451313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780252033834
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008021809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)213451313

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