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

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

by Matei Calinescu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9027221995

ISBN-13: 9789027221995

Pub. Date: 01/01/1988

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9789027221995
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Series:
Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature Series, #23
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.65(h) x (d)

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