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History as metafiction: a study of three European postmodern novels, Graham Swift’s Waterland (1983), Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum (1989), and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984).

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dc.contributor.advisor Islam, Dr Syed Mazoorul
dc.contributor.author Kamol, Md. Kamrul Hassan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-29T05:54:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-29T05:54:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.other ID 14263010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/9278
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in English, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-47).
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to examine how postmodern novels self-consciously synchronize history in fiction. To be more precise, how and why history has been used in metafictional dimension as a postmodern discourse. In order to discuss the idea of history as metafiction, this paper has attempted to present a background of modernism and it’s legacies; and how postmodernism emerged as an cultural phenomenon. History is a contested idea, and how postmodernism approaches the idea of history is also discussed to clarify why metafictional writing is significant to postmodern discourse. And lastly to illustrate the idea of history as metafiction this paper consolidates on three novels Waterland (1983), Foucault’s Pendulum (1989) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Md Kamrul Hassan Kamol
dc.format.extent 47 pages
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Metafiction en_US
dc.subject Postmodern novel en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.subject Waterland en_US
dc.subject Foucault’s Pendulum en_US
dc.subject The Unbearable Lightness of Being en_US
dc.subject Graham Swift en_US
dc.subject Umberto Eco en_US
dc.subject Milan Kundera en_US
dc.title History as metafiction: a study of three European postmodern novels, Graham Swift’s Waterland (1983), Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum (1989), and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). en_US
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University
dc.description.degree M.A. in English


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