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  • Postmodernism is terribly dodgy if you take it too far: clearly we all have very real needs and experiences.

    Postmodernism and structuralism: a taster

  • As Mark Athitakis characterizes his line of thinking, Genoways argues that "Postmodernism is dead, but it persists, which means nobody wants to write fiction about Iraq, which means university-based literary journals are dying, but to solve that writers need to move away from academia."

    Rescuing Public Discourse

  • The distinction you make here between Modernism and Postmodernism is right on the money.

    Gecko's Feet, Redux

  • Postmodernism is just chickenshit pretend Modernism (No! No! Don't take me seriously; I'm just being ludic; it's all ironic).

    The Eternal Moment of Modernity

  • Terry Heaton's quote at the top of his blog sums it up pretty well: Postmodernism is a change-or-be-changed world.

    June 2007

  • Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • The group's use of clashing colors and preposterous shapes was inspired by historical styles, comics and kitsch, and it quickly became a symbol of the movement in the applied arts known as Postmodernism.

    A Wild and Crazy Movement Lives Again

  • While the action of studying the concept of Modernism, defined as attitude and trend which appeared at the end of the 19th century, can not be utterly done without discussing the historical, philosophical and sociocultural background of Modernity, one can not apprehend the idea of Postmodernism without understanding the world and the context that have made it possible.

    POSTMODERN LITERATURE:

  • (Of course, our arbiter classifies Boulez's scare-quoted "total serialism" as evil "Postmodernism" while considering non-scare-quoted serialism as progressively "Modern," which is rather like considering pork chops meat but bacon a vegetable.)

    Small wonder

  • Is, then, "Postmodernism" baroque, and the stage we are in the decadent period?

    Economics and Modernity, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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