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The end of the era of endings
The end of the era of endings

Author(s): Ag Apolloni
Subject(s): Theory of Literature
Published by: Shtëpia Botuese OM
Keywords: Postmodernism; metanarrative; hyperreality; bricolage; performatism; poioumenon; découpé; collage;

Summary/Abstract: Postmodernism is widely considered to be the movement that has brought about several endings: the ending of metanarratives as collective idealisms, the ending of history as the end of totalitarian systems, the ending of reality as a simulated end, the ending of seriousness as end of nostalgia, the ending of inspiration as the end of literature’s sacredness, the ending of magic as the end of author’s magic trick, the ending of creation as the end of originality and the ending of the novel as the end of genre purity. Yet, in the 1990s, another ending was being talked about – that of postmodernism. Let us first view the endings brought about by this poetics, in order to then view its own one.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 88-92
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English