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Drozdovskyi D, Chernyshova S. Psychic Principles of Constructing Reality in Post-Postmodernistic Novels. MJLTM. 2019; 9 (5)
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Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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In the paper, the author has discussed post-postmodernism as a new cultural paradigm taking into account and developing the theory of metamodernism explained by Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van Den Akker and providing new findings that explain post-postmodernism theory. The specific features of the new cultural phenomenon have been spotlighted. Post-postmodernism in literature is determined by psychological implications used to create new dimension (as metabola) in the novels.  Post-postmodernistic characters represent a new form of mind that, on the one hand, objectifies the reality avoiding emotional confrontations; on the other hand, the characters have a special religious belief in supernatural that cannot be explained now by human consciousness. Reality causes different traumas and as a result of this the heroes of post-postmodernistic novels construct imagined (fictious) reality that substitutes a real one.  In the end, it is impossible to verify which reality is real and which one is false. The features of post-postmodernism have been outlined in contemporary English novel (“Cloud Atlas,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” “Saturday,” “Carry me down”.) The protagonists of these novels reveal a new kind of thinking determined by their professional goal, cognitive peculiarities (neurological disorders like autism), etc. Autistic way of reality perception has been analyzed in the paper, as it is an example of post-postmodernistic mind that unites rationalism and special sort of emotionality, pragmatism and sincerity.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Language teaching and literature
Received: 2018/11/24 | Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2019/05/8

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