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The Resource Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, Lukas Hoffmann

Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, Lukas Hoffmann

Label
Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers
Title
Postirony
Title remainder
the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers
Statement of responsibility
Lukas Hoffmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is 'postirony'? Foremost, it is a response to the ironic zeitgeist. Moreover, it is the key to understanding a specific form of literature. The contemporary reader is familiar with and - unfortunately - used to postmodernism's ironic, self-reflexive metafiction. Authors like David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers chose a different path: Despite the reign of contemporary irony, they strive to reach the reader on a level beyond, cognitively as well as emotionally - they claim to be sincere and true. Focusing largely on nonfiction by said authors, Lukas Hoffmann explores the means the texts use to achieve something new - namely, a new form of sincerity
Member of
Cataloging source
PAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffmann, Luk?a?s
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS3573.A425635
LC item number
.H644 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lettre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • Eggers, Dave
  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Eggers, Dave
  • Wallace, David Foster
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American prose literature
Label
Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, Lukas Hoffmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Postirony -- Conceptualizing an Idea -- Reading the Postironic -- Audience, Narrator, and Metalepsis -- Dave Eggers -- Living the Postironic -- David Foster Wallace -- Hope and Despair; The Postironic Condition -- A Second Generation Emerges -- Conclusion
Control code
971340004
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783839436615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.14361/9783839436615
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978535
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971340004
Label
Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, Lukas Hoffmann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Postirony -- Conceptualizing an Idea -- Reading the Postironic -- Audience, Narrator, and Metalepsis -- Dave Eggers -- Living the Postironic -- David Foster Wallace -- Hope and Despair; The Postironic Condition -- A Second Generation Emerges -- Conclusion
Control code
971340004
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783839436615
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.14361/9783839436615
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978535
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971340004

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