FICTIONALITY IN A POSTMODERN NOVELS (BASED ON THE CREATIVITY OF JASPER FFORDE)

  • Abdullayeva Yegane Atamoglan PhD assistant professor, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan
Keywords: fictionality, postmodern novel, Jasper Fforde, “Thursday Next”, parody and fictional play

Abstract

In “The Postmodern Condition”, F. T. Lyotard argues that the logos is a myth with the concept of “sunset of metanarrative” and that the world can only be understood as a fictional story. Postmodernist aesthetics refers to this concept and puts forward the idea that the fictitiousness of a character in a literary work fictionizes its state and the events in which he participates. In this regard, in the context of the literary work, real space and characters are fictitious. Fictionality realizes in different ways, and we can see this in the analysis of British writer Jasper Fforde’s novels “Thursday Next”.

References

An interview with Jasper Fforde https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_-interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/737/jasper-fforde

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Iser W. The Act of Reading. A Theory of Aesthetic Response. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore and London. 1980. 239 p.

Lyotard J.-F. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. University Of Minnesota Press, 1984, 144 p.

Head D. The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction. 1950—2000 Cambridge: University Press, 2002, 307 p.

Published
2020-12-18
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Abdullayeva Yegane Atamoglan. (2020). FICTIONALITY IN A POSTMODERN NOVELS (BASED ON THE CREATIVITY OF JASPER FFORDE). International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Social Science, (7(28). https://doi.org/10.31435/rsglobal_ijitss/30122020/7295
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