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Exploring Postmodernism

Selected papers presented at a Workshop on Postmodernism at the XIth International Comparative Literature Congress, Paris, 20–24 August 1985

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  • Editors: Matei Calinescu, and Douwe W. Fokkema
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 1988
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027278586
Abstract

The great diversity of contexts in which the term Postmodernism is currently encountered reflects the remarkable success of a coinage that has been in circulation for only about forty years. It has been used by philosophers, sociologists, art critics and literary historians to become, finally, a household word in the language of advertising and politics. Before letting it fade to a derelict cliché, an attempt is made in this volume of essays to use its potential as a cultural concept for the analysis and understanding of contemporary literature and thought.

Subjects: Philosophy; Comparative literature & literary studies

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