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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

Narrative discourse in postmodern fiction


Dr. Priyanka Batra


Narrative and language are closely related so much that theorists have played their interdependence. Postmodern fiction has achieved a pure spatiality by eliminating time and sequence from narrative, that is, the representation of time in narrative. The reader is forced to concentrate on the stylistic devices that retard the narrative progression such as, the amalgamation of different genres, parody, irony self-reflexivity and historiographic metafiction. Although postmodern fiction eschews historical time and treats history as a text, it retrieves the various styles of the past and represents them, yet postmodern historiography records the history as a text since it is a human construct and uses this realization to displace the forms and contents of the past concurrently. Postmodernism is a continuous literary theory in which the study of narrative discourse is transcendental to life and to the different approaches of literature. What is inherent in postmodernism is the augmentation of the different historical, psychoanalytical metaphysical, structural and deco structural approaches that dominate the narrative structure of postmodernity. All these critical theories have pursued their own parameters and devices towards the representation of artifacts in general.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. Priyanka Batra. Narrative discourse in postmodern fiction. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2023;5(1):40-43. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2023.v5.i1a.73
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