Literature

The Selvage of Incoherence

The Selvage of Incoherence

Examining how Padgett Powell’s treatment of literary devices in ‘The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?’ situates the text in the realm of Metamodernism. The edge of incoherence is a strong position . . .

A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Reading Ruth Ozeki’s novel A Tale for the Time Being, now in 2013, I find myself in no doubt that the book is exactly that – a tale for the time being. Indeed, the novel appears to speak to the present…

Poetry and the Price of Milk

Poetry and the Price of Milk

Literary scholar Jennifer Ashton – author of the canonical study From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry and Theory in the Twentieth Century – has published a very interesting critical appraisal of metamodern poetry and

Parallel Campaigns

Parallel Campaigns

Robert Musil’s ‘Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften’ and David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ are two of the most meaningful and comprehensive works of the 20th century. Robert Musil’s ‘Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften’ [The Man