PoMo petrifaction has entered into contemporary fiction in an interesting way. Those American writers associated with the postmodern—John Earth, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, John Hawkes, William Gaddis, and so on—are all well over 40 years old now. Several of them are well over 50. They have all, that is, become part of the older generation of writers. The young rebels are not young any more.