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What is postmodernism? | Luis Silva

What is postmodernism?

In the postmodern novel, truth is nonexistent–or at least unknowable. Genre rules are playthings, adhered to with zealous abandon or thrown away in fits of madness. Low art rises above high art because their products and images contain more meaning, more power and destruction with every swing, because mainstream society has a stronger familiarity with new genres than with classical forms. Above all, there is a self-awareness that never let’s the reader forget that he is being manipulated, that story is an artifice.

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