Metamodern Approaches in Johnny and the Dead (1993) and Nation (2008)

  • Nurul Fateha
Part of the Critical Approaches to Children's Literature book series (CRACL)


Refining Pratchett’s association with postmodernism, Nurul Fateha in this chapter attempts to situate Pratchett within a metamodern context, i.e. as oscillation between a postmodern scepticism and a modern optimism for sense, meaning and direction. Analysing the interaction between the old and the new in Johnny and the Dead (1993) and Nation (2008), Nurul Fateha argues that a metamodern reading of these books foregrounds the books' relevance to the emergence of a metamodern form of a socio-historical experience in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


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  • Nurul Fateha
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  1. 1.University of WorcesterWorcesterUK

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