Schindler’s List A Postmodern Revisit

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Usa - Padgate

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This article offers to reread Thomas Keneally’s 1982 novel Schindler’s List through the lens of postmodernism.  Even though the novel is not considered a postmodern writing, it displays a subject matter, tone and ethos that are the composite spirit of the postmodern movements.  Three traits of postmodernism are traced and discussed within the context and the suggestion of the novel: the hybridity of fact and fiction, the application of irony, and the revision of a unified history.  In acknowledging these sensitivities, one finds that the critical term that can be perplexing in its indefinite conceits is very well capable of expounding something as genuine as humanity.

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Usa - Padgate, Naresuan University

Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Naresuan University

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