Mark Leyner's Postmodernism Book Review

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Mark Leyner

Hey-I know this looks long, but it's about 1200 words without the two long quotations from the book.

So it's actually the right length according to the assignment, but you might want to mention that to the instructor.

A selection from Mark Leyner's 1995 work Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog is included by the editors of the Norton Anthology Postmodern American Fiction, although Leyner himself claims in a note in the anthology that his "work isn't animated by a desire to be experimental or post-modernist or aesthetically subversive or even 'innovative' -- it is animated by a desire to craft a kind of writing that is at every single moment exhilarating for the reader, where each phrase, each sentence is an event." (Geyh, Leebron, & Levy 242). As a result the entirety of Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog holds up as a kind of
...But reading the whole of this book is nonetheless an odd experience: it is not a coherent novel, but rather a collection of shorter pieces, the longest of which (taking up about eighty pages of the 234 pages of the book's total) is actually a stage drama. However I think a closer examination of the pieces that make up Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog -- with specific attention paid to this longest opening piece, entitled "Young Bergdorf Goodman Brown" -- will demonstrate that Mark Leyner is indeed engaged in some of the most salient artistic techniques of the postmodern enterprise.

To begin, however, it is necessary to get an overview of the pieces collected in Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog. A number of these have been published before as stand-alone…

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