Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater, 2nd ed.–NEW eREFERENCE

The WU Libraries now have online access to the  Historical dictionary of postmodernist literature and theater / Fran Mason. 2nd. ed. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

SUMMARY: “The main aim of the book has been to include writers, movements, forms of writing and textual strategies, critical ideas, and texts that are significant in relation to postmodernist literature. In addition, important scholars, journals, and cultural processes have been included where these are felt to be relevant to an understanding of postmodernist writing. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form”–Publisher’s website, Feb. 12, 2017.

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The first edition (2007) is available in print.

For questions, contact Brian (bvetruba@wustl.edu ; 5-4824 ; IM/chat; Library office: Olin Level 1–Rm. 124)

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis