Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory / Edition 1

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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J.G. Ballard
Nicholas Zurbrugg is a superb guide to that confusing adventure-playground called postmodernism. Critical Vices reveals all Professor Zurbrugg's critical virtues at their best, in a witty, lucid and always accessible prose. Highly recommended.
Art Monthly
Zurbrugg is an informed and intelligent critic; he is as knowledgeable about the theorists he criticizes as he is about the artists and poets he chooses to celebrate, and he brings considerable intellectual flair to his arguments.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
One or Two Final Thoughts (A Retrospective Preface)
1 Marinetti, Boccioni and Electroacoustic Poetry: Futurism and After 1
2 The Limits of Intertextuality: Barthes, Burroughs, Gysin, Culler 17
3 Postmodernity, Metaphore Manquee and the Myth of the Trans-avant-garde 41
4 Baudrillard's Amerique and the "Abyss of Modernity" 65
5 Jameson's Complaint: Video Art and the Intertextual "Time-Wall" 85
6 Postmodernism and the Multimedia Sensibility: Heiner Muller's Hamletmachine and the Art of Robert Wilson 105
7 Baudrillard, Modernism, and Postmodernism 119
8 "Apocalyptic"? 'Negative"? "Pessimistic"?: Baudrillard, Virilio, and Technoculture 145
9 Baudrillard, Giorno, Viola and the Technologies of Radical Illusion 165
10 Zurbrugg's Complaint, or How an Artist Came to Criticize a Critic's Criticism of the Critics 175
Notes 207
Sources 235
Index 237
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