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The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism (Routledge Companions)

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What is 'deconstruction'? What authors are considered 'postmodern novelists'? The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism combines a series of fourteen in-depth background chapters with a body of A-Z entries to create an authoritative, yet readable guide to the complex world of postmodernism. Following full-length articles on postmodernism and philosophy, politics, feminism, ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published December 14th 2001 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2001)
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this is a curious five. this is written for the usual 'analytic' philosopher and many of the cultural allusions are resolutely english, not american, less french or german. i have been twice surprised while reading this anthology, this encyclopedia, this dictionary, which tries to encapsulate postmodernism in the various realms of human life, history, politics, arts, and sciences. first, i am surprised at how familiar i always already am with the thought acts, terms, names, referred to. next, i ...more
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Feb 19, 2009 Blake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was difficult to get through, I won't deny it. The chapters on philosophy, literature, movies and music were quite clear and a breeze, but couple those with the chapters on feminism, post-colonialism and a slightly weird chapter on science and you have an arduous task ahead of the reader. Yet it was worth it.

The book is informative regarding the subject, not coloured too often by obvious bias and increased my understanding vastly, which I hoped it would.
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