This study sets out to analyse and discuss the hybrid, postmodern detective novel City of Glass written by Paul Auster - both in terms of narrative form, but also in terms of examining the underlying postmodern features and elements which the novel continuously displays. All factors will be made evident throughout the dissertation by incorporating coherent analytic observations based on the accumulated theoretical material. In terms of analysing the postmodern features the study will primarily be based upon the postmodern theories of Anthony Giddens and Simon Malpas. With their divergent and elaborate views on postmodernity and postmodernism, we will obtain and present a broad knowledge in the postmodern societal and literary discourse. The narrative itself along with its form will be analysed on the extensive analytic grounds of Annemette Hejlsteds literary methodology. A precise disassembly of the text has then enabled us to examine and concisely conclude on the underlying dimensions of postmodern allusions, and on how the hybrid literary construction of the novel conflicts with traditional genre aesthetics and generates a new literary style and in addition – an immersive read for the individual.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2013|
- Paul Auster
- Don Quixote
- City of Glass