Classics Club Event: Post-Modernist literature in July.

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the seventh installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with Post-Modernist literature. (The literary response to Postmodernism.)

From Wikipedia: “While there is little consensus on the precise characteristics, scope, and importance of postmodern literature, as is often the case with artistic movements, postmodern literature is commonly defined in relation to a precursor. For example, a postmodern literary work tends not to conclude with the neatly tied-up ending as is often found in modernist literature, but often parodies it. Postmodern authors tend to celebrate chance over craft, and further employ metafiction to undermine the writer’s authority.”

Some of the authors you might explore include Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, Jorge Luis Borges, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Italo Calvino, and Gabriel García MarquezHere’s a list of potential works.

The Post-Modernist Literature Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and links to your posts in the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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8 thoughts on “Classics Club Event: Post-Modernist literature in July.

  1. Pingback: Turning to Post-Modernism While Waiting for Godot … | The Spare Room

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