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LCC1- Postmodern

Postmodern Literary Period

 Anne Sexton The Death Notebooks
 Jack Kerouac On the Road, The Dharma Bums
 Ralph Ellison Invisible Man
 Thomas Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow
 James Baldwin Going to Meet the Man, Go Tell it on the Mountain
 Gloria Anzaldúa Borderlands/La Frontera
 Donald Barthelme The Dead Father
 Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire
 John Updike Rabbit, Run, The Witches of Eastwick
 Allen Ginsberg Reality Sandwiches, Howl and Other Poems
 Gary Snyder Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems.
 Sylvia Plath Ariel, The Bell Jar
 Alice Walker The Color Purple
 Toni Morrison Sula, The Bluest Eye
 Flannery O'Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find, Wise Blood
 Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony
 Adrienne Rich "Diving into the Wreck"
 John Ashberry "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror"
 Raymond Carver Cathedral
 Maxine Hong Kingston The Woman Warrior
 Joy Harjo The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
 Donald Barthelme Snow White, The Dead Father
 A. R. Ammons The Snow Poems
 Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Genres Beat Poetry
Main TOPICS & Themes Rejection of traditional literary forms and conventions, including the novel. Fragmentary style and lack of historical congruity. Modernist themes of alienation and existential thought.Key words: existentialism, metafiction, magical realism.
Historical Background 1945-present
Created by: 1492608018



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