Monday, July 20, 2009

Post Modern Books

I found this list of 61 Essential Post Modern Books in the LA Times. Now maybe my definition of Post-Modern is different than whoever made this list, and I have only read about 10 of the 61 books on this list (although Hopscotch is one that has been sitting on my shelf staring at me for some time), but I do not think some of these are actually Post Modern.
The definition of Post Modern that I always thought was books that are self-aware that they are fiction. If this is correct can someone please explain to me how the Scarlett Letter qualifies?
On that note, it is great that books like "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" made the cut as did Wind-Up Bird Chronicles. But I'm upset that Cloud Atlas did not.

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