Notes on Literature: A Very Brief Note on Postmodernism

While postmodernism may seem like a product of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, it is in many ways a throwback to more ancient forms of storytelling. The blurring of identities and of the line between fact and fiction, the profusion of pop cultural references, the juxtaposition of the prosaic, the profane and the profound, and the Pierre Menard device–all of these bring to mind stories that were passed on orally, that changed and mutated with every telling, and that meant subtly different things to different people and people of different times.

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