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A poetics of postmodernism : history, theory, fiction

Author: Linda Hutcheon
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Poetics of Postmodernism is neither a defense nor a denunciation of the postmodern. It continues the project of Linda Hutcheon's Narcissistic Narrative and A Theory of Parody in studying formal self-consciousness in art, but adds to this both an historical and an ideological dimension. Modelled on postmodern architecture, postmodernism is the name given here to current cultural practices characterized by major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hutcheon, Linda, 1947-
Poetics of postmodernism
(OCoLC)1026406699
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hutcheon
ISBN: 0415007054 9780415007054 0415007062 9780415007061 0416082424 9780416082425 0416082521 9780416082524 9786610037087 6610037086 9780203358856 0203358856
OCLC Number: 17107876
Notes: "Printed in Great Britain"--Page iv.
Description: xiii, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theorizing the postmodern : toward a poetics --
Modelling the postmodern : parody and politics --
Limiting the postmodern : the paradoxical aftermath of modernism --
Decentering the postmodern : the ex-centric --
Contextualizing the postmodern : enunciation and the revenge of parole --
Historicizing the postmodern : the problematizing of history --
Historiographic metafiction : the pastime of past time --
Intertextuality, parody, and the discourses of history --
The problem of reference --
Subject in/of/to history and his story --
Discourse, power, ideology : humanism and postmodernism --
Political double talk --
Conclusion : a poetics or a problematics? --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Linda Hutcheon.
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Postmodernism is the name given to current cultural practices characterized by major paradoxes of form and of ideology. The "poetics" of postmodernism offered here is drawn from these contradictions.  Read more...

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