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Multi-intertextuality Strategy in Donald Barthelme’s Postmodern Writing

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2020.31002 | Downloads: 38 | Views: 2759


Fuhua Liu 1


1 School of Foreign Languages, Dalian Jiaotong University, Dalian, Liaoning 116028, China

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Fuhua Liu


The present paper analyzes the multi-intertextuality strategy employed in Donald Barthelme’s postmodern writing. Intertextuality between text and reality, intertextuality between text and original text, intertextuality between text creation and text critique are analyzed respectively in detail. Through the analysis, the paper reaches its conclusion that as a responsible humanist and writer, Barthelme recreates a new reality in his text which is a proper comment on the reality he lives in by using his multi-intertextuality strategy.


multi-intertextuality strategy, Donald Barthelme, postmodern writing


Fuhua Liu. Multi-intertextuality Strategy in Donald Barthelme’s Postmodern Writing. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2020) 3: 5-8. DOI:


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