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- adj. postmodern
- n. An advocate or follower of postmodernism.
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- adj. of or relating to postmodernism
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Perhaps the strangest element of Auster’s reputation as an American postmodernist is that his language never registers this kind of absence at the level of the sentence.
"Book Development" is like when you have the Magical Conversation with your Potential Agent, and the Agent asks you where you see your Revisions headed, and you are all like, "I really envision this novel as a sort of homage to Anna Karenina, with certain postmodernist elements, and of course the meta-narrative which references freely both The Society of the Spectacle and Ulysses," and your Potential Agent is all like, "Yeah, totally!
Often post-Soviet Russian literature is called postmodernist when what is really meant is that it is post-Soviet.
Eventually almost all postwar writers whose work departs significantly from convention have come to be labeled "postmodernist," a term that has definable meaning but that also has been used as an aid in this lashing-out, a way to further disparage such writers both by lumping them together indiscriminately and by identifying their work as just another participant in literary fashion.
Palin makes more sense if you view her through a "postmodernist" lens.
Now I grabbed this quote from Wikipedia as you do, because many of the arguments constructed against the 2.0 Father are based around "postmodernist" perspectives drawn especially from "architecture":
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McElroy's erudite "postmodernist" fiction also needs to be read with an ear to other disciplines and earlier literature.
An arid "postmodernist" scholasticism currently dominates much of the study of literature and has spread from it to other humanistic disciplines.
So, if the Turner Contemporary Art Centre is filled with all that kind of postmodernist nonsense, would it really be surprising if it gets up people's noses?
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