Question by  danalynne (11)

What is an example of postmodern literature?


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

"The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon is likely the most popular and well known example. If you expand beyond written literature, "The Simpsons" TV show is very postmodern.


Answer by  amandarivera (30)

Examples of postmodern literature are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Naked Lunch by William Burroughs and Infinite Jest by david Foster Wallace.


Answer by  mooly398 (140)

Postmodern literature is a wide-ranging term that can describe many books, though they generally share a rejection of "the search for meaning" in favor of play, narrative conceits, and other "meta" concepts. Some authors in this genre include: Barthelme, DeLillo, Gaddis, and Auster.


Answer by  turkishtowel (455)

David Foster Wallace's masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is an example of postmodern literature in that he imagines characters in a plausible but humorous future interacting with each other in surprising and interesting ways.

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