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Table Of Contents

The dominant
Beckett
Robbe-Grillet
Fuentes
Nabokov
Coover
Pynchon
2: SOME ONTOLOGIES OF FICTION
Heterocosm
“The old analogy between Author and God”
Ingarden
Possible worlds
The social construction of (un)reality
3: IN THE ZONE
How to build a zone
Ohio, Oz, and other zones
Intertextual zones
4: WORLDS IN COLLISION
Parallel lines
The science-fictionalization of postmodernism
The postmodernization of science fiction
5: A WORLD NEXT DOOR
Hesitation
Banality
Resistance
From “worlds” to worlds
Displaced fantastic
6: REAL, COMPARED TO WHAT?*
Constrained realemes
Apocryphal history
Creative anachronism
Historical fantasy
7: WORLDS UNDER ERASURE
The sense of a (non-)ending
8: CHINESE-BOX WORLDS
Toward infinite regress
Trompe-l’œil
Strange loops, or metalepsis
Characters in search of an author
Abysmal fictions
Which reel?43
9: TROPOLOGICAL WORLDS
Hesitation revisited
Hypertrophy
Postmodernist allegory
Allegory against itself
10: STYLED WORLDS
Kitty-litter, litanies, back-broke sentences
Letters
Machines
11: WORLDS OF DISCOURSE
Discourse in the novel
Heteroglossia
Carnival
12: WORLDS ON PAPER
“A spatial displacement of words”
Concrete prose
Illustration and anti-illustration
The schizoid text
Model kits
13: AUTHORS: DEAD AND POSTHUMOUS
The dead author
Auto-bio-graphy
Roman-à-clef
Authority
Short-circuit
14: LOVE AND DEATH IN THE POSTMODERNIST NOVEL
CODA: THE SENSE OF JOYCE’S ENDINGS
NOTES
INDEX
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Postmodernist Fiction

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