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Chronoschisms : time, narrative, and postmodernism

Author: Ursula K Heise
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Literature, culture, theory, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism, Ursula Heise explores the way in which developments in transportation, communication, and information technologies have led to the emergence of a new culture of time in Western societies. The radical transformation in our understanding and experience of time has also profoundly affected the structure of the novel. Heise argues that postmodern novels are centrally  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heise, Ursula K.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Heise
ISBN: 0521554861 9780521554862 0521555442 9780521555449
OCLC Number: 35657821
Notes: Based on the author's thesis--Stanford University; parts of the work were first presented as conference papers, 1991-1995; ch. 4 is a revision of an article previously published 1992.
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Chronoschisms. 1. From soft clocks to hardware: narrative and the postmodern experience of time --
pt. II. Time Forks and Time Loops. 2. Number, chance and narrative: Julio Cortazar's Rayuela. 3. "Repetitions, contradictions and omissions": Robbe-Grillet's Topologie d'une cite fantome. 4. Print time: text and duration in Beckett's How It Is --
pt. III. Posthistories. 5. [delta]t: time's assembly in Gravity's Rainbow. 6. Effect predicts cause: Brooke-Rose's Out --
Epilogue: Schismatrix.
Series Title: Literature, culture, theory, 23.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Heise.
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An analysis of way developments in technology have transformed our understanding of time and affected the structure of the novel. This wide-ranging study offers readings of postmodernist theory the  Read more...


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