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Applies postmodern thought to brief fiction, a style frequently subsumed through postmodernists lower than the class prose fiction or narratology.
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There were chickens everywhere in the formerly grand manse she now had the top floor in, and both my mother and I were sternly warned to watch where we walked because there were Page 22 eggs everywhere. In fact, there were eggs in my bedroll when I went to sleep, and I woke up the next day holding in my hands two miraculously unbroken eggs. It seemed to me that over the years this story had become something of a legend among our kin. But my mother, when I asked her about it, said that the Baroness kept little pigs!
Ten years after the writing of Life & Times, Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books asked me to write a sequel. He'd read the first one and wondered what had happened afterwards. I was curious myself because what had happened is that, meanwhile, I'd become an American. The sequel, which is not really a sequel at all, is called In America's Shoes, and it begins with an address to the Immigration and Naturalization Bureau, an entity I fought a long battle with for citizenship. Instead of addressing myself to my mother I began this book by addressing myself to the state.
Thus its status as exterior (as a critical mode brought to bear upon a topic) or interior (as always already present) is always at issue. On the relationship between questioning and postmodernism, see Judith Butler's "Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of 'Postmodernism'," in Feminists Theorize the Political, ed. Judith Butler and Joan W. Scott (New York: Routledge, 1992), 321. 2. Feminist criticism and theory have gone especially far in merging politics and postmodernism on the topic of self-representation and in developing a notion of the human agent as a producer of culture as well as its most complicated text.