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Author Hoffmann, Lukáš,
Title Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers / Lukas Hoffmann.
Imprint Bielefeld [Germany] : Transcript, 2016.

Series Lettre
Subject Wallace, David Foster -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eggers, Dave -- Criticism and interpretation.
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (211 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Postirony -- Conceptualizing an Idea -- Reading the Postironic -- Audience, Narrator, and Metalepsis -- Dave Eggers -- Living the Postironic -- David Foster Wallace -- Hope and Despair; The Postironic Condition -- A Second Generation Emerges -- Conclusion.
Summary What is 'postirony'? Foremost, it is a response to the ironic zeitgeist. Moreover, it is the key to understanding a specific form of literature. The contemporary reader is familiar with and - unfortunately - used to postmodernism's ironic, self-reflexive metafiction. Authors like David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers chose a different path: Despite the reign of contemporary irony, they strive to reach the reader on a level beyond, cognitively as well as emotionally - they claim to be sincere and true. Focusing largely on nonfiction by said authors, Lukas Hoffmann explores the means the texts use to achieve something new - namely, a new form of sincerity.
Note In English.
ISBN 3839436613 (electronic bk.)
9783839436615 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.14361/9783839436615
OCLC # 971340004
Additional Format Print version: Hoffmann, Lukas. Postirony : the nonfictional literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers. Bielefeld, [Germany] : transcript, ©2016 209 pages Lettre 9783837636611