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'A few years back, as part of my interest in what does or doesn’t constitute new writing I became interested in the notion of the postsecular, prompted in large part by John A McClure’s, Partial Faiths, Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison (2007). McClure argues for the recent emergence of stories about ‘new forms of religiously inflected seeing and being’ and he distinguishes the postsecular from the postmodern as being characterised by an openeness to the transcendant in newly imagined forms that are provisional and imbued with mystery, a sense of the world as an ‘inexorable excess of being over structures of interpretation and identity’. A postsecular narrative is characterised by ‘unstable hybridity and ontological abundance’ along with ‘the interpenetration of multirealisms’. Sound busy? It is, as any reader of Pynchon will attest.' 


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    y separately published work icon Cultural Studies Review vol. 25 no. 2 December 2019 18498264 2019 periodical issue The final issue of Cultural Studies Review. 2019 pg. 290-292
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