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Title: The development of a postmodernist aesthetics in the fiction of John Barth from "The Floating Opera" to "Letters"
Author: Bradbury, Richard Adrian
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1988
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This study of the development of a postmodernist aesthetics in the novels of John Barth from The Floating Opera to LETTERS has three main purposes. First, emonstrating that this development has taken place - albeit not in a simple linear fashion - from the early dissatisfactions with the realist mode to a complete postmodernist form. Secondly, reinforcing this claim by employing a variety of critical methods to prduce a detailed analysis of the works and examining some of the weaknesses inherent in a structuralist reading of Barth's fiction. Finally, analysing Barth's relationship with the various forms of postmodernism.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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