Perspectives

In this part of the study guide, we will add some points that will help you put the text “Bujak and the Strong Force” by Martin Amis in perspective. These points and ideas are connected with the literary period and similar works.…

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Literary period

Published in 1987, “Bujak and the Strong Force” is a postmodernist text. Postmodernism in literature developed after World War II as a reaction to Modernism. We consider a literary text to be postmodernist if it deals with issues of post-industrial, post-WWII society, and if it uses some typical language and narrative techniques.

“Bujak and the Strong Force” is postmodernist i…

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Works with the same themes

For the theme of nuclear war and nuclear anxiety, we recommend the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury, which presents an automated house in 2026, following a nuclear war. The house owners are no longer present, yet the house continues to perform the same operations as if the owners were still present.

Another interesting reading is the poem “Eve of Destruction” …

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