Postmodern fiction, author and biography: The avant-garde case of Alfred Jarry.

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Postmodern fiction, author and biography: The avant-garde case of Alfred Jarry.

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Postmodern fiction, author and biography: The avant-garde case of Alfred Jarry.
Author: Haan, Joost
Issue Date: 2015
Keywords: Alfred Jarry
postmodernism
'pataphysics
biography
Abstract: The French writer Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) is seen as a forerunner of avant-garde movements such as futurism, Dadaism and surrealism. In this study, his influence on postmodernism is evaluated by close reading his most important fictional texts, but also several of his biographies. Jarry can be considered postmodern because of the great amount of ontological doubt in his work and in his life. His biographers augmented this by (intentionally or not) emphasizing the ontological confusion. Their ‘facts’ were the result of interpretation and representation.
Supervisor: Korsten, Frans Willem
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Film- en Literatuurwetenschap (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Film- and Literary Studies
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28542
 

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