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By Jaroslav Kusnir

ISBN-10: 3898215148

ISBN-13: 9783898215145

Jaroslav Kušnír’s ebook American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, pop culture, and Metafiction is a sequel to his prior learn on American postmodern fiction entitled Poetika americkej postmodernej prózy: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme [Poetics of yank Fiction: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme]. Prešov: Impreso, 2001. It explores numerous points of yankee postmodernist fiction as manifested within the works via Richard Brautigan, Donald Barthelme and different American postmodernist authors similar to Robert Coover, E. L. Doctorow, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster. interpreting a number of brief tales and novels, the writer exhibits transformations among modernist and postmodernist literature within the works of Donald Barthelme; the way in which postmodern parodies of well known literary genres provide a critique of a few features of yank cultural id and event (the American Dream, individualism, consumerism); and he additionally exhibits alternative ways postmodern authors corresponding to Robert Coover, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster create metafictional impression as essentially the most major points of postmodern literature.

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The thing' tends thus to drop out of sight as soon as one believes oneself able to master it under the title of a discipline, a knowledge or a philosophy. And yet, despite the impossibility of the task, a demand is addressed to us: it should be delivered , done, or left to 'deliver itself' this discourse, in a few traits, in a limited number of words. Economy dictated hy publishing exigencies. But why, always the question of number, were there ten commandments, subsequently multiplied by so and so many?

R111ction, commg {rom the threshold of all relig10n 111 the link of rt·reririon to itself, the threshold o{ cucry sonal or comnumitarian link. 1 ' Before and afta the logos whiJ, tl'ils in the heginning, hc{ore and after the l-loly Sacrament, hcfore and after the f lnly ScrifJtHrcs. Faith and Knowledge 23 Post-scriptum Crypts ... (27) [ ... ] Religion? Here and now, this very day, if one were still supposed to speak of it, of religion, perhaps one could attempt to think it in itself or to devote oneself to this task.

It is to swear - the faith: respondere, antworten, answer, szl'c,lr (swaran): 'to he compared with the got. most litn:dly .. ' he ~:l\'S. ;\s alw:ws, rcLomsc to knowledge i~ tl'lllJlLltion itsclt. Llll lwlicvcd \\·hen rderrinb habitually Faith and Knowledge ') l (habitually, at least) to the Evil Genius or to some original sin. ifhe temptation of knowing, the temptation of knowledge, is to believe not only that one knows what one knows (which wouldn't be too serious}, but also that one knows what knowledge is, that is, free, structurally, of belief or of faith - of the fiduciary or of trustworthiness.

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