A Note on Postmodern Literature

In relation to my previous post and review of “S” by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, I made a point of noting that it was a definite example of “Postmodern” literature. I then realised that some people may not be too sure as to what I mean by that, so here is a quick definition:

Postmodern literature tends to be characterised by a heavy reliance on various techniques including, but not limited to:  fragmentation, paradox, and questionable narrators. It frequently utilizes irony and black humour, intertextuality, pastiche, temporal distortion, paranoia and even minimalism. Metafiction is another prime example of postmodernist literature.

Hope that helps!

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