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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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
London ; New York : Longman, 1992
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.


Part of the Longman Critical Readers series, which explores the theoretical issues and conflicts embodied in the essays selected and locates areas of disagreement between positions. This text  Read more...


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