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After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism

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"One of the most comprehensive and intelligent postmodern critics of art and literature, Huyssen collects here a series of his essays on pomo... " --Village Voice Literary Supplement

..". his work remains alert to the problematic relationship obtaining between marxisms and poststructuralisms." --American Literary History

..". challenging and astute." --World Literature Today
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Indiana University Press (first published December 1986)
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Sep 14, 2009 Kent rated it 4 of 5 stars
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There are a couple historical narratives worth watching in this book. One is the appropriation of surrealism by the Modernist movement. I am very interested in how Huyssen describes this historical moment, where surrealism began in reaction to the distance modernism attempted to create between art and a general public. And then Modernism's subsequent appropriation of surrealism's artistic impulse. Perhaps this is general art history, but it was my first interaction with it.

But what I find even
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Andreas Huyssen (born 1942) is the Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1986. He is the founding director of the university's Center for Comparative Literature and Society and one of the founding editors of the New German Critique, the leading journal of German studies in the United States.
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