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Literature LCC WGU25

LIterature-Notes Chapter 25

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Which of the following contributed to the formation of Postmodernism?A. The threat of nuclear destruction B. Decolonization C. Religious conservatism D. Existentialism ABD
Which of the following best characterize the Postmodern period? A. The blurring of boundaries between high and low art formsB. The celebration of the unifying perspectives of the dominant cultureC. The disruption of binary thinking AC
Which of the following are important genres in the Postmodern period? A. The Realist Novel B. The Anti-Novel C. The Romance Novel D. Beat Poetry BD
Which of the following are characteristics of much Postmodern literature? A. Fragmentation and historical discontinuity B. Coherence and unity C. Themes of alienation and existential anxiety D. Parody, irony, and pastiche ACD
Which of the following best describes the interests of the Beat Generation? A. Jazz B. Native American cultural traditions C. Environmentalism D. All of the above ABCD
Which of the following best describes Metafiction? Literature that is highly self-conscious, often drawing attention to itself as a work of art
Which of the following best describes a work that employs Magical Realism? A realist work that incorporates magical, fantastic, or dream-like elements
Which of the following are well-known Postmodern authors? Gloria Anzaldúa, Gary Snyder, James Baldwin, Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard
Beat Generation a group of American sriters of the 1950 and 1960 in rebellion against what they conceived of as the failures of American culture.
Magic Realism An international tendecy in the graphic and literary arts, especially painting and prose fiction.
Metafiction A work of fiction, a major concern of which is the nature of fiction itself.
Pastiche a French word for a parody or literary imitation.
Postmodernism Around 1900 the Roman Catholic church condemned a good many doctrines and practices, ancient and modern, under the capacious umbrella of "moderism" and right away as early as 1914 in spite of the apperance of nonsense in the term
Postmodernist Period in English Literature Little changed during the 1960s in the national life of England what had been characteristic in the 1950s continued and was accentuated.
1945 - present o Literature and art produced after WWII in a world marked by the threat of nuclear war The Postmodern Literary Period
Postmodern Literary Techniques exhibit many of the characteristics of Modernism, but take them to extreme, exaggerated levels: o Experimental forms reject traditional literary conventions, such as linear plots and proper grammar and punctuation The Postmodern Literary Theme and Topic
Fragmentary style emphasizes incoherence & historical discontinuity-Celebration of difference & multiplicity disrupts binary thinking such as dichotomies of Black/White Man/Woman Good/Evil, etc. The Postmodern Literary Theme and Topic
The literature has a playful tendency; it employs parody, irony, and pastiche to critique late-capitalist, consumer society  A continuation of the Modernist themes of Alienation and Existentialism  Metafiction  Magical Realism The Postmodern Literary Theme and Topic
 Beat Poetry  Anti-Novel The Postmodern Literary Genres
R. Ammons The Snow Poems
Gloria Anzaldua Borderlands/La Frontera
John Ashberry "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror"
Donald Barthelme Snow White; The Dead Father
Raymond Carver Cathedral
Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man
Allen Ginsberg Reality Sandwiches; Howl and Other Poems
Joy Harjo The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
Jack Kerouac On the Road: The Dharma Bums
Maxine Hong Kingston The Woman Warrior
Toni Morrison Sula; The Bluest Eye
Flannery O'Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find; Wise Blood
Sylvia Plath "Ariel:The Bell Jar"
Thomas Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow
Anne Sexton The Death Notebookds
Leslie Marmon Siko Ceremony
Gary Snyder Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems
Adrienne Rich "Diving into the Wreck"
John Updike Rabbit, Run: The Witches of Eastwick
Alice Waler The Color Purple
Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire
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