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Från a till b via d h och ö: Det ickelinjära berättandet i modern tid
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How do we perceive literature? In our times computer games and Internet have made us grow more comfortable to the usage of non linear storylines. But how does this apply to printed literature?

In this essay, called “From a to b through d h and o. Non linear storytelling in our time” I have focused on nonlinear literature from different time periods and I have studied novels such as James Joyce’s Ulysses as well as works by William S. Burroughs, Italo Calvino, Laurence Stern and Julio Cortázar. What they all have in common is the ambition to explore the structure of literary language and the way it can be transformed. The area is vast and I will concentrate on only a few authors. These writers will show the diversity of my subject when I explore different styles and techniques such as the cup-up technique used by Burroughs and the interpretation of pictures as a foundation of telling a story, explored by Calvino. In order to do this, I have also studied modernism and postmodernism and the ways authors back then experimented with the written language.

Finally I take a look at how the use of Internet and computers may affect the way books are written today and I try to answer the question whether nonlinear literature has a future in our highly technological times. After going through this literature I hope I will have offered a good picture of what nonlinear literature is and how I have applied its techniques to my own text “If dogs could speak”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
creative writing, nonlinear literature, modernism, postmodernism, Internet, technology
Keyword [sv]
kreativt skrivande, ickelinjär litteratur, modernism, postmodernism, Internet, teknologi
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-14765OAI: diva2:446860
Subject / course
2011-05-30, 10:30 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-10-10 Created: 2011-10-10 Last updated: 2011-10-10Bibliographically approved

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