MALCOLM BRADBURY AND NEW POSTMODERNISM(S) @ THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM – BETWEEN THE REALISTIC MODE AND EXPERIMENT


Posted On Oct 17 2011 by
Discussions of what was more or less controversially termed as “postmodernism” seem to be over as long new theories seem to have signed the obituary of this period/ condition and seem to be hailing the beginning of a new chiliastic trend. The new mentality at the turn of the millennium, the new life style and perception of life were transferred into a type of fiction that regarded both towards the past and towards the future so as to meet the requirements of the present times. Focus has changed from the author to the text and back, from the writer to the readers and their preferences, tastes, demands and needs, fact that made opinions change regarding a trend, cultural condition whose beginnings can be traced as far back as four decades ago. Thus, the fact that the new type of fiction reconstructs the past, imitates it or it brings new ontological bases of one and the same reality can be rejected or accepted in part or wholly. Contemporary times allow for such multiple manifestations and interpretations ranging from classical to “postmodern” realism, from convention to experiment. The new relation with reality is seen in the light of the new self-referential type of discourse of postmodern writing giving rise to what was dubbed as “experimental realism”.

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