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The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fiction
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  • Page extent: 240 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
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  • Dewey number: 809.3/9113
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PN3503 .N48 2009
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Fiction--20th century--History and criticism
    • Postmodernism (Literature)

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Index

Index

Acker, Kathy 60, 70, 141

Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec, The 159

Blood and Guts in High School 157, 158, 161–2

Don Quixote (Acker) 161, 162

Empire of the Senseless 160

Great Expectations (Acker) 159, 160–1

Hannibal Lecter, My Father 157

Aldiss, Brian 165

Allende, Isabel 121

Althusser, Louis 7

Annesley, James 197

‘blank fiction’ 197

‘anti-detective fiction’

See ‘metaphysical’ detective fiction

appropriation 148, 158–60, 161, 166–7

Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin 122

Atwood, Margaret 141–2, 148–56

Alias Grace 149, 153–6

Handmaid's Tale, The 149–53, 156, 160

Robber Bride, The 156

Auster, Paul 27, 37, 179–83

City of Glass 27, 37, 179–83

Ghosts 179

Locked Room, The 179

New York Trilogy, The 179, 182

Bakhtin, Mikhail 90–1, 101, 135

carnival 135

Ballard, J. G. 70, 165, 184, 185–91, 201

Atrocity Exhibition, The 187

Cocaine Nights 190

Concrete Island 190

Crash 187–90

Crash, Introduction to’ 186, 187

‘death of affect, the’ 184–5, 190, 197, 201

High-Rise 190

‘inner space’ 165

Millenium People 190

Super-Cannes 190

Barnes, Julian 116–20

Flaubert's Parrot 116–20

Barth, John 15, 35, 36, 38, 50–1, 58, 60, 73–4, 76–9, 81–2, 133, 173, 187

‘Autobiography’ 79

‘Frame-Tale’ 77

Giles Goat-Boy 35, 76

Letters 73

‘Life-Story’ 78–9

‘Literature of Exhaustion, The’ 15, 50–1, 173

‘Lost in the Funhouse’ (story) 77–8, 81–2

Lost in the Funhouse (collection) 76–9

‘Menelaid’ 77

Sot-Weed Factor, The 36, 73

Barthelme, Donald 73, 76

Snow White 73, 76

Barthes, Roland 20, 27, 28–9, 43–5, 61, 78, 101, 109

‘Death of the Author, The’ 44, 61, 78, 109

‘Discourse of History, The’ 101

‘From Work to Text’ 45

‘Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives’ 27, 28–9

Pleasure of the Text, The 44

‘readerly’ text, the 44, 114

S/Z 43–5

‘writerly’ text, the 44–5, 111

Baudrillard, Jean 4–6, 7, 9, 62, 113, 117, 126, 147, 187, 190, 192, 193

‘code, the’ 193

hyperreal 9, 147, 190, 192

simulation 5–6, 193

Bayard, Pierre 28, 48

Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? 28, 48

Beckett, Samuel 18, 29, 37, 52–8

Malone Dies 56–7

Molloy 29, 56, 57

Murphy 37, 54–5

Trilogy, The 29, 56–8

Unnamable, The 57

Watt 54, 55–6

Bell, Daniel 11

Belsey, Catherine 24, 101

Berger, Peter and Thomas Luckmann 8

Bethke, Bruce 165

Bildungsroman, the 161

Blanchot, Maurice 78, 181

‘writing, the demand of’ 182

Borges, Jorge Luis 39, 48, 58–65, 78, 81, 95, 118, 160, 171, 172, 173–5

‘Death and the Compass’ 173–5, 182

‘Garden of Forking Paths, The’ 48, 63–5, 81, 84–5, 89, 95, 171, 173

See also ‘forking paths principle, the’

‘Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth’ 173

‘Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote’ 59–61, 160

‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’ 61–3, 118

Bould, Mark 167

Bradbury, Malcolm 29, 39, 71

‘brat pack, the’ 197

Brautigan, Richard 36, 76

Trout Fishing in America 36, 76

bricolage 166–7

See also appropriation

British historiographic metafiction 105–6

Brooks, Peter 27

Browning, Robert 202

‘Porphyria's Lover’ 202

Burroughs, William S. 60, 65–71, 78, 80, 115, 133, 158–60, 188

‘Astronaut's Return’ 66–8

‘cut-up’ technique, the 66, 68–9, 70–1, 78, 80, 115, 133, 159

Exterminator! 66, 68

‘fold-in’ technique, the

See under‘cut-up’ technique

Naked Lunch, The 65, 115

Nova Express 69

Third Mind, The 68–9

Butler, Judith 146

Carter, Angela 12, 141–8, 149, 156

Bloody Chamber, The 143

Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, The 143–5

‘Notes From the Front Line’ 142

Passion of New Eve, The 12, 146–8, 156

Castillo, Debra A. 95

Cervantes, Miguel de 38, 77, 158

Don Quixote 38

Christie, Agatha 28

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 28

Cohen, Stanley and Laurie Taylor 8–9

Escape Attempts 8–9

conjecture 47–9, 95, 131, 178

Conrad, Joseph 19

Cooper, Dennis 197

Coover, Robert 53, 74, 75, 76, 79–82, 104, 110, 133, 145, 171

‘Babysitter, The’ 81, 110, 145

‘Door, The’ 79

‘Elevator, The’ 81

‘Gingerbread House, The’ 79

‘Magic Poker, The’ 79–81, 110, 171

Origin of the Brunists, The 76

Pricksongs and Descants 76, 79–82

Public Burning, The 75, 104

‘Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl’ 81–2

‘Seven Exemplary Fictions’ 74, 77

Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop 76

Coupland, Douglas 197

cultural memory 124, 126, 127–8

Cundy, Catherine 126

cybernetics 166

cyberpunk 165

cyberspace 166, 168–9, 170–1

cyborg 166, 189

Deleuze, Gilles and Félix Guattari 47, 82

A Thousand Plateaus 47–8

DeLillo, Don 184, 185, 191–7

Americana 191

End Zone 191

Falling Man 191

Libra 191, 194–7

Ratner's Star 191

White Noise 191–4

Derrida, Jacques 6

detective fiction 26–7, 34, 47, 48, 94, 137, 171–2, 177–8, 183

Dickens, Charles 113, 160, 161, 162

Great Expectations 113, 160, 161, 162

Doctorow, E. L. 10, 103

Ragtime 10

Dostoevsky, Fyodor 202–3

Notes from Underground 202–3

‘double-coding’ 15–16, 31–2, 103–4, 111, 149

Duchamp, Marcel 159

During, Simon 122

Dworkin, Andrea 143

dystopian fiction 149, 150, 168

Eco, Umberto 14–15, 30, 47–8, 52, 54, 55–6, 74, 95, 175–8

Name of the Rose, The 14, 15, 47, 175–8, 182

Reflections on The Name of the Rose 47, 52, 177, 178

Eliot, George 25–6

Eliot, T. S. 116

Ellis, Bret Easton 10, 185, 197–204

American Psycho 10, 198–204

Less Than Zero 198

Rules of Attraction, The 198

Ellison, Ralph 133

Emin, Tracey 162

Enlightenment (thinking) 11, 142, 144, 145, 158, 172, 175

existentialism 52, 107–8

feminism 140–1

fictionality xvii, 75, 96

Fiedler, Leslie 1, 42, 91, 158

Flaubert, Gustave 116, 117–18

Foucault, Michel 6, 155

‘disciplinary regimes’ 155

‘dividing practice, the’ 155

‘forking paths principle, the’ 68, 81, 110

Fowles, John 22, 36, 106–12, 119

Collector, The 107

French Lieutenant's Woman, The 22, 36, 106–12, 119

Magus, The 107, 110

framing 35–6

Freud, Sigmund 34, 71, 131, 132

See also trauma

Gasiorek, Andrzej 23, 187

Gass, William 73, 76

Omensetter's Luck 76

Willie Master's Lonesome Wife 73

Gates Jr, Henry Louis 134, 137–8

Figures of Black 134

‘Generation X’ 197

Genette, Gérard 83, 86–9

paratexts 83, 86, 109, 152

Gibson, William 160, 165, 166, 167–71

Difference Engineer, The 167

Neuromancer 160, 165, 166, 167–71

Godzilla vs. Megalon 158

Goffman, Erving 37

‘frame-breaking’ 37–8

Good Soldier, The (Ford) 131


Gothic 156

Gray, Alasdair 165

Lanark 165

Great Gatsby, The 188

Gysin, Brion 66, 69

Haraway, Donna 166

‘Cyborg Manifesto, The’ 166

Harding, Sandra 140

Hawkes, John 76

Second Skin, The 76

Hawkins, Susan E. 157

Hawthorne, Nathaniel 156

Scarlet Letter, The 156, 157, 158

Heller, Joseph 83, 86

Catch-22 84–5, 86

heteroglossia 90

historical novel, the 100

hooks, bell 138

Howells, Coral Ann 153

Hrushovski, Benjamin 25

Hutcheon, Linda xiv, 10, 15–16, 31–2, 58, 99, 100, 103–4, 111, 112, 122, 149, 156

historiographic metafiction 10, 58, 99, 102, 103–5, 106, 111, 117, 123, 124, 125, 127, 149, 195

Narcissistic Narrative 103

Huyssen, Andreas 140

‘Mapping the Postmodern’ 140

Ingarden, Roman 25

intertextuality 68, 138, 156, 161

irony 13, 14–15, 32

Jakobson, Roman xvi, 33

‘dominant, the’ xvi, 33

Jameson, Fredric 9–11, 102–3, 104, 113, 156, 160, 187, 196

‘Periodizing the Sixties’ 104

Political Unconscious, The 102–3

Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism 10, 185

Janowitz, Tama 197

Jencks, Charles 15, 31

Johnson, B. S. 22, 41, 53, 69, 70, 187

‘A Few Selected Sentences’ 41

Albert Angelo 22

Aren't You Rather Young to be Writing Your Memoirs? 22

Unfortunates, The 70

Joyce, James 12, 19, 20, 29, 71, 86, 89–90, 96–7, 142

Finnegan's Wake 29–30, 90

Ulysses 12, 96–7, 98

Kafka, Franz 20, 58

Kelman, James 18

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, assassination of 17, 194–6

King, Noel 184

‘ficto-criticism’ 184

Kingston, Maxine Hong 123

Woman Warrior, The 123

Kosinski, Jerzy 76

Painted Bird, The 76

Lacan, Jacques 7–8

symbolic order 7–8

‘late capitalism’ 3, 10

Lee, Alison 100, 106, 114

Lentricchia, Frank 194, 196

Levine, Sherrie 60, 159

Lodge, David 106

Lovibond, Sabina 140

Luckhurst, Roger 187

Lukács, Georg 100

Lyotard, Jean-François 3, 11–13, 19, 96, 127, 142, 145, 185, 200

metanarrative 11, 96, 124, 127, 142, 143, 145

The Postmodern Condition 11–12, 127

MacCabe, Colin 24, 101

McCaffrey, Larry 3–4, 17, 158

McCarthy, Mary 84–5, 86, 89–98

‘A Bolt from the Blue’ 84–5, 86

McEwan, Ian 18, 152

Enduring Love 152


McHale, Brian xvi, 6, 25, 26, 33–5, 46, 51–2, 62, 64, 82, 86, 100, 145, 160, 164–5, 167, 168, 171

‘dominant, epistemological’ 33, 173

‘dominant, ontological’ 33, 51–2, 145, 164

‘microworlds’ 167, 171

McInerney, Jay 197

Mandel, Ernst 3

Marquez, Gabriel Garciá 121

Matus, Jill 131

Mauss, Marcel 4–5

The Gift 4–5

Merivale, Patricia and Susan Sweeney 172

Detecting Texts 172

metafiction 16, 35–9, 61, 73–4, 95, 99, 133, 142, 153, 179–80, 185, 191, 204

‘metaphysical’ detective fiction 137, 172, 178–9, 183

mimesis 25, 51–2

modernism 2, 9, 18–19, 20, 23, 29–30, 123, 188, 203

modernity 2, 11, 172

Moorcock, Michael 165

Morris, Meaghan 140–1

Morrison, Toni 124, 127–33, 141

Beloved 124, 127–33

‘multiverse, the’ 64, 171

Munch, Edvard 9

The Scream 9

Murdoch, Iris 152

Black Prince, The 152

myth (and postmodernism) 148

Nabokov, Vladimir 49, 82–6, 118, 145

Ada 82

Lolita 82

Look at the Harlequins 82

Pale Fire 49, 82–6, 145, 152

Nealon, Jeffrey 181

Nicholls, Peter 131

Nietzsche, Friedrich 36

nouveau roman (French ‘new novel’) 19–21, 23

O’Donnell, Patrick 94

Onega, Susan 105, 106

Owens, Craig 140

‘The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism’ 140

Palliser, Charles 108

Quincunx, The 108

‘paranoid reading’ 46–7, 63, 96, 97, 116, 172

pastiche 10, 60–1, 160

Pitchford, Nicola 163

plagiarism 159–60

See also appropriation

Poe, Edgar Allan 172

‘Murders in the Rue Morgue, The’ 173

Portoghesi, Paolo 31

postcolonialism 121

and postmodernism 121–3, 124, 134

postmodern detective fiction

See ‘metaphysical’ detective fiction

postmodernity 2, 11, 12

poststructuralism 6

Pound, Ezra 18

Proust, Marcel 20

‘punk’ 157–8, 166, 170

Pynchon, Thomas 12, 82, 86, 89–98, 171

Crying of Lot 49, The 93–5, 171

Gravity's Rainbow 12, 90, 92, 96–7, 148

V. 92–3, 97–8

Vineland 91, 92

realism 18, 23, 24, 72, 149, 171

Reed, Ishmael 122, 124, 133–9

Mumbo Jumbo 122, 124, 133–9

Reeve, N. H. 195

relativism 200

‘rememory’ 132–3


rhizomatic narrative 47–8, 82, 86, 89–90, 97, 98, 111, 115, 131, 178

Ricoeur, Paul 46

Robbe-Grillet, Alain 20–1, 23, 60

For a New Novel 20

‘From Realism to Reality’ 21

‘Time and Description in the Novel’ 20–1

Voyeur, The 21

romance, the 164, 169–70, 171

Romanticism 161

Rosemont, Franklin 136

Roth, Philip 74

Rothko, Mark 41, 53

Rucker, Rudy 166

Rushdie, Salman 122, 124–7

Midnight's Children 122, 124–7

Sage, Lorna 143

Sarraute, Nathalie 20, 21, 23

‘The Age of Suspicion’ 16, 20

Saussure, Ferdinand de 6–7

Scholes, Robert 43, 100

Fabulation and Metafiction 100

science fiction 34, 64, 66, 71, 149, 168

and postmodernism 164–5

self-reference

See metafiction

self-reflexivity

See metafiction

Seltzer, Mark 188–9, 200

‘wound culture’ 188–9

Showalter, Elaine 193

Siegel, Mark 46

Simpsons, The 1, 13–14, 92

slave narratives 129

Sloterdijk, Peter 13

Smith, Zak 90

‘social construction of reality, the’ 8

Sontag, Susan 1, 20, 40–3, 53, 178, 187

‘Against Interpretation’ 40, 41, 42–3

‘One Culture and the New Sensibility’ 40–1

Sorrentino, Gilbert 26

Mulligan Stew 26

Spanos, William 178–9

‘The Detective and the Boundary’ 178–9

Spark, Muriel 37

Comforters, The 37

Sterne, Laurence 38

Tristram Shandy, The Life and Opinions of 38

‘stream of consciousness’ 19

structuralism 6–7, 103

subjectivity 7, 118

surrealism 69, 165

Swift, Graham 112–16, 123, 124

Waterland 112–16, 117, 123, 124, 148

Swope, Richard 137

Thomas, D. M. 39, 60, 112, 159

White Hotel, The 39, 112

Todorov, Tzvetan 181

‘Typology of Detective Fiction, The’ 181

trauma 131–2

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Stowe) 130, 135

Veyne, Paul 103

Vonnegut, Kurt 82, 86, 104

Slaughterhouse-Five 83, 86–9, 104

Waugh, Patricia xvii, 16, 35, 36, 38, 57, 73, 142, 163

Metafiction 16, 20

Weisenburger, Steven 90–1

Wells, H. G. 142

White, Hayden 101, 102, 103

Wiener, Norbert 166

Winterson, Jeanette 18

Woolf, Virginia 19

ya Salaam, Kalamu 136

Zimmerman, Bonnie 141

Žižek, Slavoj 8




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