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surfiction

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A term coined in 1973 by the American experimental writer Raymond Federman to designate a new kind of fiction which is now more often referred to as postmodernist. Rather than attempt to ...

surfiction

surfiction  

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A term coined in 1973 by the American experimental writer Raymond Federman to designate a new kind of fiction which is now more often referred to as postmodernist. Rather than attempt to mirror some ...
fabulation

fabulation  

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A term used by some modern critics for a mode of modern fiction that openly delights in its self‐conscious verbal artifice, thus departing from the conventions of realism. Robert Scholes in his book ...
Federman, Raymond

Federman, Raymond (1928–2009)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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...Parts ( 2005 ), a prose self‐anatomy; Among the Beasts ( 1967 ), a (bilingual) volume of poems; and The Precipice & Other Catastrophes ( 1999 ), collected plays. Federman was active in the Fiction Collective and promoted experimental fiction in his edited collection Surfiction ( 1975 ; expanded 1981...

Federman, Raymond

Federman, Raymond (1928–2009)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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239 words

...his first (bilingual) volume of poems, Among the Beasts , and he also wrote a number of plays, which were collected as The Precipice & Other Catastrophes ( 1999 ). Federman was active in the Fiction Collective and promoted experimental fiction in his edited collection Surfiction ( 1975 ; expanded 1981 ). See the 1998 casebook, Federman from A to X‐X‐X‐X ....

Federman, Raymond

Federman, Raymond   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...in the novel's ‘Pretext’); other novels include The Voice in the Closet ( 1979 ) and To Whom It May Concern ( 1990 ). The Twofold Vibration ( 1982 ), a work of political fiction, is generally considered his most innovative novel. His non-fiction prose is collected in Surfiction: Fiction Now and Tomorrow ( 1981 ) and Critifiction: Postmodern Essays ( 1993 ), while he has also written extensively on Samuel Beckett , notably in Journeys to Chaos: Samuel Beckett's Early Fiction ( 1965 ) and Samuel Beckett ( 1976 ), and he has edited Samuel...

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extra-   Reference library

Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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2022
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...Felix Kaufman implored general managers to think beyond their own organizational boundaries to the possibilities of extracorporate systems.” James I. Cash Jr. & Benn R. Konsynski , “IS Redraws Competitive Boundaries,” Harv. Bus. Rev. , Mar.–Apr. 1985 , at 134. • “And ‘Surfiction,’ in Fever , fashions a collage from a professor’s extratextual meanderings and a post-structuralist dissection of a work by Charles Chestnut.” Sven Birkerts , Book Rev., New Republic , 13 July 1992 , at 42. • “Someday, some enterprising historian will have to do an inv...

Postmodern Writing

Postmodern Writing   Reference library

Kayann Short

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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...view, narrative voice, linear plot, etc. Postmodern writing not only refers to its own discursive processes but radically challenges language's ability to communicate experience and perception. Until recently, this experimentation—alternatively called metafiction, fabulation, surfiction, or deconstructive fiction—has been associated almost exclusively with white male writers from the 1960s on, leading to the charge that there are no postmodern women writers. As Bonnie Zimmerman remarks in “Feminist Fiction and the Postmodern Challenge,” “By the time...

The Short Story in America

The Short Story in America   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...racism. Wideman's complex writing techniques prevail in stories such as All Stories Are True , Signs , Surfiction , The Watermelon Story , Doc's Story , and Lizabeth: The Caterpillar Story . In Surfiction , the title of which is a literary term that refers to a specific type of metafiction, Wideman creates levels of narratives that pay homage not only to Charles Chesnutt but also to the African-American short-story tradition. Surfiction , as in many of Wideman's stories, reveals complex techniques that blur boundaries between fiction and reality....

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