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Rewriting Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning

by Christian Moraru

  • ISBN: 9780791451076
  • ISBN10: 0791451070

Rewriting Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning

by Christian Moraru

  • List Price: $59.50
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780791451076
  • ISBN10: 0791451070
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Description: Preface Acknowledgments PART I. Rewriting and Postmodernism 1. Rewriting and Late Twentieth-Century Narrative Cultural Mythology and the Return of Narrative Classical "Underwriting" to Contemporary "Counterwriting" A Few Distinctions . . . And a Definition: Focus and Terminology 2. Renarrativization, Revision, Critique Intensities and Extensities Modus Scribendi: Discourse and Intertextual Politics Modus Legendi: An Approach to Rewriting PART II. Rewriting and the National Narrative 1. Romanticism Reincorporated: E.L. Doctorow and the (Re)Production of America Literary Rags, Historical Tatters Antinostalgic deja-lu: Performance and Masquerade Between the (Re)Assembly Lines Transcendent Surplus, Capital Resurrections The Immigrating Scripts amd the Staging of America 2. Cold War Fairy Tales: Robert Coover's Social Romance The "Discourse of America" Alger's "Wrong Turn": Coover's Personas and Algeresque Impersonations The Public Burning of the Public Sphere 3. Trascendentalist Rewrites: Paul Auster and the "National Machine" The Social "Other": Tranpositions and Duplications The Textual Double: (Re)Visiting Poeland Ghost(s)Writing Manhattan Transfers: From Poe to Walden Pond Unnamable Thoreau PART III. Rewriting Race: Models of "Cross-Fertilization" in African American Postmodernism Repetition, Reinscription, and Blck Postmodernism 1. Outwriting: Ishmael Reed's Critical Reappropriations Master of the Crossroads: Signifyin(g), Rewriting Improper Appropriations: "Stolentelling" and the Deromancing of Race Purloining Poe Dancing to the Typewriter Necromantic Rewriting: Bonds of Desire 2. Middle Passages: "(Re)Writing Furiously" "Rewording": Blackness and Literary Agon Rutherford, the Crivener: Rewriting as Manumission 3. Hip Hop Rewriting: Toward a "Postliberated" Aesthetic Black Glasnost and "Cross-Pollinating" Reassemblages The Pleasure of the Hypertext Co-Authoring PART IV. Writing Through: Rewriting, Plagiarism, Apocrypha The Metastases of Originality 1. Avant-Pop Graftings: Mark Leyner's Outrageous Body of Work (Re)Working Out "My Books and My Body": Inset, Insert, Textual Surgery Thrice-Told Tales: Hawthorne, Inc. "Young Bergdorf Goodman Brown": A "Heinous Revision" Mutant Narratives: A Typology 2. "Re-Lettering" Hawthorne: Kathy Acker and recriture feminine Renaming, Language, Piracy Hester Prynne in High School: Impurifying Puritanism 3. Hester Prynne in India: Bharati Mukjerjee's Postcolonial Letter(s) Postcolonialism, Postmodernism, Rewriting Apocryphal (Hi)Stories Epilogue. Rewriting Postmodernism Notes Bibliography Index
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