Paranoia and Multiple Personalities In Postmodern Fiction

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2015 İSTANBUL AYDIN ÜNİVERSİTESİ INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDIA CULTURE AND LITERATURE  
Postmodernism is a movement which starts in the second half of the twentieth century and continues onwards. The only thing one can precisely say about postmodernism is that it represents a radical break from Modernism. Postmodernism has changed the cultural atmosphere radically. Lyotard in his book entitled The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge posits that "[Postmodernism] designates the state of our culture following the transformations, which, since the end of the nineteenth
more » ... nineteenth century, have altered the game rules for science, literature and the arts" (1979, p.9). As is implied, whilst in Modernism, there were strict boundaries between high and low art forms, in Postmodernism such binaries are questioned. In Modernism, truth and knowledge are based on scientific facts; so, there is the singularity and absolute precision of truth. However, with the Postmodernist movement,
doi:10.17932/iau.ijmcl.2015.014/ijmcl_v06i2004 fatcat:fxunapi36jhenpyi2nzas6omqq