Postirony

The Nonfictional Literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers

What is 'postirony'? Foremost, it is a response to the ironic zeitgeist. Moreover, it is the key to understanding a specific form of literature. The contemporary reader is familiar with and – unfortunately – used to postmodernism's ironic, self-reflexive metafiction. Authors like David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers chose a different path: Despite the reign of contemporary irony, they strive to reach the reader on a level beyond, cognitively as well as emotionally – they claim to be sincere and true. Focusing largely on nonfiction by said authors, Lukas Hoffmann explores the means the texts use to achieve something new – namely, a new form of sincerity.

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2016-10-21, 210 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3661-1

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Lukas Hoffmann, Academy of Performing Arts BW, Germany

Author(s)
Lukas Hoffmann
Book title
Postirony The Nonfictional Literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
210
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3661-1
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 LIT004120 LIT000000
THEMA-Code
DSB
Release date
2016-10-21
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Literature, Culture, U.S.A., Postmodernism, Postirony, Irony, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Nonfiction, Sincerity, American Studies, British Studies, General Literature Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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