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Modernism/postmodernism

Author: Peter Brooker
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1992.
Series: Longman critical readers.
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"The concepts of 'Modernism and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. This difficult and controversial subject makes the need for a clear and authoritative guide all the more essential." "In this volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the most influential viewpoints on 'Modernism' and its aftermath. He includes key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Modernism/postmodernism.
London ; New York : Longman, 1992
(OCoLC)645832359
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brooker
ISBN: 0582063582 9780582063587 0582063574 9780582063570
OCLC Number: 24143860
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Reconstructions --
Making it old: 'traditionalist modernism' --
'Have a nice day, M. Derrida, M. Baudrillard' --
Insider postmodernism: Jameson and Tomorrowland --
Back to a New Futurism --
Modernist Positions --
1. Georg Lukacs, from The Meaning of Contemporary Realism --
Bertolt Brecht from 'The Popular and the Realistic' --
2. Walter Benjamin, from 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' --
3. Theodor Adorno, 'Letter to Walter Benjamin' --
4. Peter Burger, 'Avant-Garde and Engagement' --
Repositioning Modernism --
5. Marshall Berman, 'The Twentieth Century: the Halo and the Highway' --
6. Raymond Williams, 'The Metropolis and the Emergence of Modernism' --
7. Jean Radford, from 'Coming to Terms: Dorothy Richardson, Modernism and Women' --
8. Houston A. Baker Jnr, from Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance --
9. Laleen Jayamanne, Geeta Kapur and Yvonne Rainer, from 'Discussing Modernity, "Third World" and The Man Who Envied Women' --
Postmodern Narratives --
10. Jurgen Habermas, 'Modernity --
an Incomplete Project' --
11. Jean-Francois Lyotard, 'Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism?' --
12. Jean Baudrillard, from 'Simulacra and Simulations' --
13. Fredric Jameson, 'Postmodernism and Consumer Society' --
Popular Capitalism and Popular Culture --
14. David Harvey, from The Condition of Postmodernity. An Enquiry into the Origins of Social Change --
15. Iain Chambers, 'Contamination, Coincidence and Collusion. Pop Music, Urban Culture and the Avant-Garde' --
A Feminist Postmodernism? --
16. Julia Kristeva, 'Postmodernism?' --
17. Laura Kipnis, from 'Feminism: the Political Conscience of Postmodernism?' --
Black Culture and Postmodernism --
18. Cornel West from 'An Interview with Cornell West Anders Stephanson' --
Postmodernist Fiction --
19. Umberto Eco, 'Postmodernism, Irony, the Enjoyable' --
20. Linda Hutcheon, 'Telling Stories: Fiction and History' --
21. Carlos Fuentes, 'Words Apart'.
Series Title: Longman critical readers.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Peter Brooker.

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