The Fleet Footed
- Dec 29, 2010
- Somewhere good. You're jealous.
I'm taking a philosophy class that deals largely with what the teacher calls modern literature, post-modern literature, and metafiction. By her definition, this essentially means stories that are mostly about the story itself (meaning there is no particular lesson to be learned by the end of the story), where the narrator breaks the third wall in telling the reader that it is a story, and references are made to past popular culture. What I am just starting for a project in that class is House of Leaves, but do you think Wolfe's Book of the New Sun would fit into any of these categories? I'm pretty sure that any philosophy teacher would be interested in them anyway, but for the limited understanding I have of modern and post-modern literature, this sounds like it might fit.