Textual Introspective Deconstruction of Metafiction to Interpret Postmodern Phenomenon
Take Philip Roth’s Novels as an Example
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- Metafiction, Logos centralism, Narrative subject, Phenomenology, Multiple text
Metafiction is suspicious of the world in which the novel is expressed, and the authors, contrary to the traditional view of realism, think that the realistic concept reflected in the novels is too naive and simple. In order to express this point of view, metafiction writers adopt a writing strategy of text deconstruction, which shows the diversity of text meaning through the postmodern deconstruction of anti-logos centralism. As a discourse strategy, the main function of text deconstruction is used to expose fiction, highlight the multiple connotations of the text, and deconstruct the conventions of realistic writing. This paper takes Philip Roth’s works as an example to discuss the deconstruction of the text in the content and form of meta-fiction. Roth’s works from Goodbye to Columbus to Nemesis are mostly postmodern experimental. He is deeply influenced by Henry James, Conrad, Tolstoy, Kafka and other psychological masters and spares no effort to explore various subtle social relations in postmodern society. By successfully dissecting the fracture, diversity and rambling between the metafiction texts, Roth also takes metafiction as a genre of hiding narrative strategy so as to vividly reflect the morbid situation of modern people from a counter-mainstream perspective.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuxia Wang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/07/29 TI - Textual Introspective Deconstruction of Metafiction to Interpret Postmodern Phenomenon BT - Proceedings of the 2021 2nd International Conference on Modern Education Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Social Science (MEMIESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 120 EP - 123 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210728.024 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210728.024 ID - Wang2021 ER -