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Postmodern Strategies in Ian McEwan’s Major Novels

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Ian McEwan, together with Martin Amis is now the best-known and controversial contemporary British novelist. McEwan seems to be interested in the relationship between reality and imagina-tion, history and fabrication in the process of writing, which is generally considered as one of the themes related to postmodern metafiction writing. He also adopts the postmodern intertextuality in his writing practice. Those postmodern concerns and strategies confirm his position as a post-modernist.

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Han, J. and Wang, Z. (2014) Postmodern Strategies in Ian McEwan’s Major Novels. Advances in Literary Study, 2, 134-139. doi: 10.4236/als.2014.24020.

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