Tristram Shandy and the Birth of Postmodernism
Despite what you may have read elsewhere, most of the experimental techniques of modernist and postmodernist fiction were developed long before the 20th century. We encounter arch meta-narratives in Cervantes and a self- consciously absurdist fragmentation of texts in Rabelais. The main ingredient of the magical realism novel can be found in Apuleius's …
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