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Postmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture

by Piret Viires (Author)
Monographs 151 Pages

Summary

Postmodernism in Estonian Literary Culture explores the influence of postmodernism on Estonian culture, more precisely its literature. The author takes a look at how postmodernism arrived in the Estonian literary culture and how it took root there, both on a theoretical level and in cultural practices. Obvious parallels emerge with radical cultural changes in post-socialist East-European countries in the early 1990s, which were caused by social transformations. Examples of Estonian postmodernist literary texts are analysed, following the manifestations of postmodernism from the 1950s until the beginning of the 21st century; the book also tackles ethnofuturism, popular and digital literature, and introduces a universal model which enables to determine postmodernist texts in literature.

Details

Pages
151
ISBN (eBook)
9783653013344
ISBN (Book)
9783631605219
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (April)
Tags
Postmodern society Digital literature Hassan, Ihab Jameson, Fredric Baudrillard, Jean Eco, Umberto
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 151 pp., 5 graphs

Biographical notes

Piret Viires (Author)

Piret Viires is Professor of Estonian Literature at Tallinn University (Estonia), and a senior research fellow at the Estonian Literary Museum. She received her PhD in Estonian literature from the University of Tartu in 2006. She is a member of AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Comparative Literature in the Digital Age.

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