Linda Hutcheon particularly known for her influential theories of postmodernism. She writes books mostly on Postmodernism and the interest it holds. One of her ideas is that postmodernism mostly works through parody (“Important people “).
An important figure of postmodernism and the popular figure who creates a successful book about postmodernism era.
Fredric Jameson is an American Literary Critic who wrote some things about postmodern ideas. He wrote “Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism” that was published in a journal in 1984 later became a whole book about the theories and how postmodern affects us. This was one of his most popular things he wrote that became one of his best known books (“Important people”).
Is a greatest and successful figure of postmodernism, his successful works makes him the best source for knowing postmodernism era like it should be. He opened the door for other figures to study the postmodern era in the best way.
Kurt Vonnegut is a poster child for postmodernism.One of the big names of the 1960s and ’70s, he’s remembered as a major satirist and voice of U.S. counterculture—and his works are perfect go-to texts if you’re trying to get a handle on some of the main themes and techniques of postmodern literature.Not only do they contain a boatload of irony and dark humor; they’re also not afraid to get into more serious topics like state oppression, violence, paranoia, and the horrors of World War II. The war, in particular, was personal to Vonnegut, who had served as a soldier and been held prisoner during 1944-1945—an experience that had a big impact on his life and his writing (“Kurt Vonnegut “).
Samuel Beckett is an essential figure of postmodernism, he provides us with the gap between postmodernism and modernism, In addition to that his other interest and successful works.
Looking for a guy who represents the shift from modernism to postmodernism?You’ve found him in Samuel Beckett. He may have been a pal of James Joyce (who was one of modernism’s head honchos), but from 1945 onwards, Beckett started to focus more and more on the failings of modernism, art, and language as a type of expression (“Samuel Beckett “).
Luis Borges is a great writer and a successful figure in postmodern era, he provides us with various techniques, today postmodern authors use in their literary works.
Borges was one of the earliest writers to embrace what we now know as postmodern techniques. But get this: Borges never wrote a single novel—he was all about the short story format (plus other short works such as poems and essays), explaining that “the short story can be taken in at a single glance. On the other hand, in the novel the consecutive is more noticeable. And then there’s the fact that a work of three hundred pages depends on padding” (“Luis Borges” ).
Postmodernism has considered as a movement of a heroic poem, creative methods and techniques, and a large scopes of intellectual impact.
Postmodernism came up with many characteristics, each one has its own function that differentiate it from other features and characteristics. Also,Postmodernism helped in the emergence of a large number of postmodernists but, in this chapter we only discussed the most famous figures whom have a great impact in the postmodernism movement.