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The Postmodern Turn: Essays In Postmodern Theory And Culture

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Ihab Hassan pioneered studies of postmodernism as a concept of literary theory and a cultural phenomenon. The essays in this collection present his seminal and provocative reflections on both the concept and the phenomenon. This edition also includes a new Foreword and the recently published essay "Queries for Post-Colonial Studies."
Paperback, 267 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Ohio State University Press
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Маx Nestelieiev
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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гарне доповнення до його "Розчленування Орфея", Гассан тут уже підбиває підсумки й зрештою стає зрозуміло, що більше про постмодернізм йому вже нічого сказати. а найцінніше з його доробку - відома табличка "Модернізм/постмодернізм" - кращого він так нічого і не запропонував.
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pretty good. Hassan is typically dense, and unnecessarily, but interesting.
E. C. Koch
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The critical literature on postmodernism is broad. Everyone has their own take, their own twist, their own coined neologism for what makes something pomo. These works, far more often than not, fall out of memory as quickly as they rise into the postmodern consciousness, a consciousness (being postmodern) ever-alert for the next new thing. And so postmodernism is exhausted, schizophrenic, incredulous, hyperreal, neo-avant-garde, neo-conservative, and neo-liberal by (very, very tight) turns. The c ...more
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Thus in Beckett, literature rigorously unmakes itself, and in miller, literature pretends erratically to be life.
In Cent Mille Millards de Poemes, Queneau has constructed a "poetry machine", ten overlapping pages of fourteen line sonnets, each line of which can be read in every possible combination with all other lines; the result takes two hundred million years to "read".
After the silence of Rimbaud, the blank page of Mallarmé, the inarticulate cry of Artaud, aliterature fin
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He was born in Cairo, Egypt, and emigrated to the United States in 1946. Currently he is Emeritus Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His writings include Radical Innocence: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel (1961), The Literature of Silence: Henry Miller and Samuel Beckett (1967), The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Toward a Postmodern Literature (1971, 1982), Pa ...more