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This is enough of a paper topic that someone's probably already done the research, but here's a hypothesis:

One of the reasons I so often have to hold myself back from describing YA realism novels as "modernist" or even "existentialist," is that some of the core elements of both -- subjectivity, disorientation, confusion, and chaos in a seemingly absurd world, all as the ultimate, horrifying breakage which must be solved by the central character -- provide a very sensible thematic structure for the way the West defines adolescence.

Man, modernism as an adolescent worldview. Of course I would think that; I'm a post-modernist at heart.

Date: 2015-02-23 03:31 am (UTC)
watersword: An abstracted virgule. (Stock: virgule)
From: [personal profile] watersword
If you find the paper that someone has surely written on this, let me know?

Date: 2015-02-24 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Oh, I like that.

Date: 2015-03-01 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] in_parentheses
Ooh! Book examples? I think I see what you're getting at, but examples would help.
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