Paranoia The term Paranoia means that there is an order in this life , nothing is goes alone , this ordering system is the cause behind the miss order and the noise in this world , but for postmodernist , there is no order in this life , and looking for order is worthless.Paranoia is the belief that there’s an ordering system behind the chaos of the world is another recurring postmodern theme. For the postmodernist, no ordering system exists, so a search for order is fruitless and absurd(” What is postmodernism”).Magical realismMagical realism as a technique has an important part in postmodern literature. Magical realism means to display imaginary parts or unfamiliar elements into something familiar and true for the reader to engage with him.Arguably the most important postmodern technique, magical realism is the introduction of fantastic or impossible elements into a narrative that it seems real or normal( “What is postmodernism”).
FragmentationFragmentation is a popular technique in postmodern literature , it is very used in this period, authors used for the sake of interruption, characters , plot, themes, and so on .Fragmentation is another important aspect of postmodern literature. Various elements, concerning plot, characters, themes, imagery and factual references are fragmented and dispersed throughout the entire work. In general, there is an interrupted sequence of events, character development and action which can at first glance look modern. Fragmentation purports, however, to depict a metaphysically unfounded, chaotic universe. It can occur in language, sentence structure or grammar(“Postmodern literature”).HistoriographicmetafictionHistoriographicmetafiction is not far of that metafiction , the different is that historiographicmetafictionmakes the true parts and element in a fiction image.This term was created by Linda Hutcheon to refer to novels that fictionalize actual historical events and characters.
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Notable examples include Thomas Pynchon’s Mason and Dixon, for example, features a scene in which George Washington smokes Pot(” What is postmodernism”).FabulationFabulation is a technique related to postmodern literature, postmodern authors use this features instead of other techniques of postmodernism like metafictionand link it to other features.Fabulation is a term sometimes used interchangeably with metafiction and relates to pastiche and Magic Realism.
It is a rejection of realism which embraces the notion that literature is a created work and not bound by notions of mimesis and verisimilitude(“Postmodern literature”).