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- DescriptionAlthough 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, Latis and Latinas, women, the poor, 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 can--Rikki Ducornet, Kathy Acker, Ishmael Reed, and Gerald Vizer--who work against these structures of stereotype and bias, resulting in a literary postmodernism that more genuinely respects and represents difference.
- Author BiographyW. Lawrence Hogue is a professor of English at the University of Houston and the author of several books, including The African American Male, Writing, and Difference: A Polycentric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History.
- Author(s)W.Lawrence Hogue
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication20/10/2008
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Weight476 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine534 mm
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