Maximalism is a feature in postmodernism; it tends to reduce the boundary or the limits concerning what the text should be.Where minimalism is all about making things neat, tidy, and low key, maximalism goes against the grain by embracing excess. And for many postmodernists, maximalism is where it’s at.
Because postmodernism doesn’t stick to any hard and fast rules, its texts can be any length. Still, some of its best-loved texts tend to be on the long side (coughDFWcough), and it’s usually maximalism that’s to blame—er…thank? Postmodernists just love to describe stuff.As with so many postmodern characteristics, maximalism gives the author the chance to experiment. Since we’re living in an age in which the line between authentic and inauthentic has become blurred (so say the pomos), we may as well just throw everything into the mix rather than getting bogged down with what’s real/false or certain/uncertain (“Maximalism”).Post -world war II Postmodernism emerged during the world war II. So , we can say that postmodernism has no exact day, it is just known by period of the world war II, in addition to that its innovative techniques.
As you might imagine, postmodernism isn’t big on boundaries and limits—which means there’s not really a set date we can point to and say, “That’s it! That’s exactly when postmodernism began!” (Bummer, too—we love shouting stuff like that.) In fact, some folks have argued that postmodernism is more about an attitude than a historical period or a certain set of techniques. But come on: we’re literary scholars, so it’d be helpful to have some sense of how and when the movements came about. And for postmodernism, we’re gonna go with…World War II(“Post world war ii” ).Irony, playfulness, black humorIrony, Playfulness, black humour are the most used techniques by postmodern authors, this techniques are the subject for them, it encompasses almost all their literary works in order to show or reflect various historical events.Postmodern authors were certainly not the first to use irony and humour in their writing, but for many postmodern authors, these became the hallmarks of their style.
Postmodern authors are very frustrated for World War II, the Cold War, conspiracy theories. They try to amalgate it from indirect way so, irony, playfulness, black humour comes. In fact, several novelists later to be labeled postmodern were first collectively labeled black humourists.
: John Barth, Joseph Heller, William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Bruce Jay Friedman, etc. It’s common for postmodernists to treat serious subjects in a playful and humorous way (“Postmodern literature”).