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On the Web Fri Jul 17 2009

The Postmodern Canon

Jacket Copy ponders what makes a book postmodern, then lists the 61 essential postmodern reads, annotating each title with the attributes it contains, such as "author is a character", "comments on its own bookishness" and "more than 1,000 pages." The list includes Chicago-related authors Philip K. Dick, Dave Eggers (no postmodern list would be complete without good ol' Dave), Aleksandar Hemon, Philip Roth and Kurt Vonnegut.

 
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TomChicago / July 21, 2009 8:15 AM

the link is dead, and I'm such an avid listmaker, I gotta find out what the Big 61 reads are. Can you help?

Thanks,
Tom

Veronica / July 21, 2009 8:36 AM

The link works when I try it. Here's the URL - paste it into your browser and see if that works: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/07/the-mostly-complete-annotated-and-essential-postmodern-reading-list.html

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