Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction

Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction

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Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum, Coale shows how the doubts, misgivings, and ambiguities reflected in the postmodern American novel have been influenced by the metaphors and models of quantum theory. Coale explains the basic facets of quantum theory in lay terms and then applies them to a selection of texts, including Don DeLillo's Underworld,… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Virginia Press (October 31, 2012)

Collection: Cultural Frames, Framing Culture

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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