Analysis of Postmodernist Texts Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis of Calvino's "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler," and Borges "Borges and I," and "The Lottery in Babylon" as postmodern texts.
# 146575 | 1,401 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2011 in Literature (World) , Literature (Italian)


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Description:

The paper discusses and analyzes how Calvino's "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler," and Borges "Borges and I," and "The Lottery in Babylon" undermine the expectations of traditional literary convention. The paper demonstrates the strategies they use to produce what might be called postmodern texts.

From the Paper:

"Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveler" begins by addressing the reader with a title that is a lead to a sentence but an incomplete thought and then opens with a brief admonition to the reader to pay attention to the work, remove distractions and even yell at his or her family to eliminate possible future interruptions. The work goes on from there to provide the reader with a casual conversation, basically about what the reader must do to prepare for reading the next chapter of the work. The result is a commentary not so much on the story itself but on the state of the context in which many people live, including but not limited to an assassination of the speed and noise at which we live our lives in the modern world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Borges, Jorge L. "The Lottery in Babylon" http://frot.org/borges/lottery.html
  • Borges, Jorge L. "Borges and I" http://spdbv.vital-it.ch/TheMolecularLevel/WelRed/Borges01.pdf
  • Calvino, Italo, "If on a winter's night a traveler." New York: Harvest. 1982.

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