Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews
Intertextuality and pastiche Technoques of Mark Twain Select Novels
G.SANKAR1, DR.R.SOUNDARARAJAN2, S.P SURESH KUMAR3
1Assistant Professor, Department of English, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-India
2Associate Professor, Department of English, National College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli,
3Head & Associate Professor, Department of English, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-India
William Dean Howells remembered Twain as “entirely satisfied with the result of the Civil War and . . . eager to have its facts and meanings brought out at once in history. By 1881, Twain had observed the consequences of the Civil War and felt that the freedmen needed help in their new roles in society. Hence twain uses in his two novels Intersexuality and Pastiche techniques. Which means an important element of postmodernism is its acknowledgment of previous literary works. The intersexuality of certain works of postmodern fiction, the dependence on literature that has been created earlier, attempts to comment on the situation in which both literature and society found themselves in the second half of the 20th century: living, working, and creating on the backs of those that had come before.
Keywords: Intersexuality, pastiche techniques, postmodernism, literature and society