Contemporary Period Characteristics

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Last updated: May 4, 2019
First characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Allows for multiple meanings or multiple worlds.

Second characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Structures works in nontraditional forms.

Third characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Comments upon itself.

Fourth characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Features cultural diversity.

Fifth characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Blends and overlaps fiction and nonfiction.

Sixth characteristic of post-modernism (contemporary) literature.
Uses the past fearlessly.

Fiction
Sense of play, self-conscious, aware of itself as literature and encourages the reader’s self-awareness.

Nonfiction
Discussing the art of different works seen in books (computers, architecture, travel, history, film etc.)

Poetry
No longer appropriate to be impersonal, allusive, deals with personal experience, transcends subjective emotions of the poet.

Gallows humor
Ironic humor arising from an acknowledgement of the absurd or grotesque. Showing how people thought that the stranger something got the funnier it would be in the irony of the moment.

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