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Lesson 13: Postmodern Literature Qualities and Themes. Pastiche : The taking of various ideas from previous writings and literary styles and pasting them together to make new styles. It is not about creating something new but adding more onto something that already exists. Intertextuality: Is the shaping of a text's meaning by another text. The acknowledg- ment of previous literary works within another literary work. Unreliable narrator: Is a narrator, whether in literature, film, or theatre, whose credibility has been seriously compromised. Human experience is ambiguous : Various experiences of everything that a movie has to offer is differentiated based on your own opinion or repetition of how you see the movie in a postmodernist point of view. A black comedy (or dark comedy): is a comic work that employs black which is humor that makes a joke of something serious. Paranoia : a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, of- ten to the point of irrationality and delusion.

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