Fiona Maazel’s short story “Let’s Go to the Videotape” was first published in 2016 in Harper’s Magazine and to some extent has postmodern characteristics.
The postmodernist literary movement experienced a rise in the post-World War II era and gained popularity throughout the late twentieth century. Postmodernism is still a popular literary style used by many authors today.
The social setting of the short story refers to a consumerist society which focuses on technology and social media. This is a popular aspect in postmodernist works which often focus on the interaction between technology and culture. The short story’s disillusioned undertone and loss of faith in the world also go well with postmodernism.
Postmodernist works often foc...