Postmodernism Literature

The greatest difference between postmodern fiction and those that preceeded it is the deviation from the Grand Narrative. The Grand Narrative has been the standard form for novels since the genre began. The hero and the obstacles towards obtaining his goal are the main crux of most of these stories. The book, obviously, must proceed in a linear fashion. The reader moves in straightforward manner from the start of the book to the end. This naturally leads to the expected closure at the conclusion of the book. In this class, however, we have dealt with books that in one way or another have strayed from the Grand Narrative.