The Development of a Postmodernist Aesthetics in the Fiction of John Barth From "The Floating Opera" to "Letters"

Bradbury, Richard Adrian (1988) The Development of a Postmodernist Aesthetics in the Fiction of John Barth From "The Floating Opera" to "Letters". PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: British & Irish literature
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-76871
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:30
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76871

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