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Ch 16: Postmodern Literature

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5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Postmodern Literature
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Postmodernism in Literature: Definition & Examples

1. Postmodernism in Literature: Definition & Examples

Postmodernism in literature is characterized by the use of specific literary conventions and stylistic techniques to compose literary works that convey multiple meanings or no meaning at all. Learn about the definition and real-world examples of postmodern literature.

Harrison Bergeron: Summary, Setting & Symbolism

2. Harrison Bergeron: Summary, Setting & Symbolism

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s 'Harrison Bergeron' (1961) is a dystopian story set in 2081 United States, where equality has been achieved through governmental handicapping of high-performing citizens. Analyze the themes of death and control through the setting, along with the symbolism of this grim tale.

John Osborne's Look Back in Anger: Summary & Analysis

3. John Osborne's Look Back in Anger: Summary & Analysis

~'Look Back in Anger~' is a play written by British playwright John Osborne first performed in 1956. In this lesson, we'll take an in-depth look at a summary and analysis of the themes.

The Bald Soprano: Summary & Analysis

4. The Bald Soprano: Summary & Analysis

The Bald Soprano is a play by the French-Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco. First performed in 1950 and published in 1954, the play is one of the best examples of the literary movement called the Theater of the Absurd.

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell: Summary, Themes & Quotes

5. Machinal by Sophie Treadwell: Summary, Themes & Quotes

Machinal is a play crafted by American playwright Sophie Treadwell. In this lesson, we will summarize this dramatic play and explore its themes. We will also use quotations to provide context and help flesh out the characters and plot.

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