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Examples of Postmodern Literature

Some well known examples of postmodern literature, in chronological order, include:

  • The Cannibal (1949) by John Hawkes
  • The Recognitions (1955) by William Gaddis
  • Naked Lunch (1959) by William Burroughs
  • The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) by John Barth
  • Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller
  • The Lime Twig (1961) by John Hawkes
  • Mother Night (1961) by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Pale Fire (1962) by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Man in the High Castle (1962) by Philip K. Dick
  • V. (1963) by Thomas Pynchon
  • Hopscotch (1963) by Julio Cortázar
  • The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) by Thomas Pynchon
  • Lost in the Funhouse (1968) by John Barth
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969) by John Fowles
  • Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969) by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Moscow-Petushki (1970) by Venedikt Erofeev
  • The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) by J. G. Ballard
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) by Hunter S. Thompson
  • Invisible Cities (1972) by Italo Calvino
  • Chimera (1972) by John Barth
  • Gravity's Rainbow (1973) by Thomas Pynchon
  • Crash (1973) by J. G. Ballard
  • Breakfast of Champions (1973) by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Magus (1973) by John Fowles
  • J R (1975) by William Gaddis
  • The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  • The Dead Father (1975) by Donald Barthelme
  • Dhalgren (1975) by Samuel R. Delany
  • Options (1975) by Robert Sheckley
  • It's Me, Eddie (1976) by Eduard Limonov
  • The Public Burning (1977), by Robert Coover
  • Life: A User's Manual (1978) by Georges Perec
  • If on a winter's night a traveler (1979) by Italo Calvino
  • Mulligan Stew (1979) by Gilbert Sorrentino
  • How German Is It (1980) by Walter Abish
  • Sixty Stories (1981) by Donald Barthelme
  • Lanark: A Life in Four Books (1981) by Alasdair Gray
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982) by Philip K. Dick
  • Mantissa (1982) by John Fowles
  • The New York Trilogy (1985–86) by Paul Auster
  • White Noise (1985) by Don DeLillo
  • Watchmen (1984) by Alan Moore
  • A Maggot (1985) by John Fowles
  • The Infinite Deadlock (1985–1988) by Dmitry Galkovsky
  • Women and Men (1987) by Joseph McElroy
  • The Mezzanine (1988) by Nicholson Baker
  • Foucault's Pendulum (1988) by Umberto Eco
  • Empire of Dreams (1988) by Giannina Braschi
  • Wittgenstein's Mistress (1988) by David Markson
  • My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist (1990) by Mark Leyner
  • American Psycho (1991) by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Omon Ra (1991) by Victor Pelevin
  • What a Carve Up! (1991) by Jonathan Coe
  • Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991) by Douglas Coupland
  • Vurt (1993) by Jeff Noon
  • A Frolic of His Own (1994) by William Gaddis
  • The Tunnel (1995) by William Gass
  • Reservation Blues (1995) by Sherman Alexie
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1995) by Haruki Murakami
  • Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace
  • Chapayev and Void (1996) by Victor Pelevin
  • Underworld (1997) by Don DeLillo
  • The Hundred Brothers (1998) by Donald Antrim
  • Tomcat in Love (1998) by Tim O'Brien
  • Yo-Yo Boing! (1998) Giannina Braschi
  • Generation "П" (1999) by Victor Pelevin
  • The Rings of Saturn (1999) by W. G. Sebald
  • Blue Salo (1999) by Vladimir Sorokin
  • Q (1999) by Luther Blissett
  • House of Leaves (2000) by Mark Danielewski
  • The Verificationist (2000) by Donald Antrim
  • This is Not a Novel (2001) by David Markson
  • Life of Pi (2001) by Yann Martel
  • Austerlitz (2001) by W. G. Sebald
  • Everything Is Illuminated (2002) by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolaño
  • Cloud Atlas (2004) by David Mitchell
  • Lunar Park (2005) by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Trance (2005) by Christopher Sorrentino
  • Remainder (2007) by Tom McCarthy
  • The Last Novel (2007) by David Markson
  • Generation A (2009) by Douglas Coupland
  • Z213: Exit (2009) by Dimitris Lyacos
  • 1Q84 (2009–2010) by Haruki Murakami
  • C (2010) by Tom McCarthy
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad (2010) by Jennifer Egan
  • Witz (2010) by Joshua Cohen
  • The Pale King (2011) by David Foster Wallace
  • United States of Banana (2011) by Giannina Braschi

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