Literary movement

The short story “The New Girl” by Marc Mitchell is a piece of postmodern literature. Published in 2001, the story uses a first-person narrator and depicts an event that shows the lives of ordinary people dealing with contemporary problems. 

Another post-modernist aspect of the story is how it came to be. The text is a submission by a radio listener to editor Paul Auster who asked his listeners to send their real-life stories and then compiled them in an anthology. Consequently, the text is a form of biographical literature in which authors use literary language and devices to account real-life events. Thus, both this specific story and the anthology as a whole blur the line between fact and fiction, which is yet another feature that may be found in postmodern literature.

Works with the same themes 

“The New Girl” ...

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