Postmodern Pooh

Postmodern Pooh

by Frederick Crews
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Postmodern Pooh by Frederick Crews

Purporting to be the proceedings of a forum on Pooh convened at the Modern Language Association's annual convention, this sequel of sorts to the classic send-up of literary criticism, The Pooh Perplex, brilliantly parodies the academic fads and figures that held sway at the millennium. Deconstruction, poststructuralist Marxism, new historicism, radical feminism, cultural studies, recovered-memory theory, and postcolonialism, among other methods, take their shots at the poor stuffed bear and Frederick Crews takes his well-considered, wildly funny shots at them. His aim, as ever, is true.

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ISBN-13: 9780810123847
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Series: Rethinking Theory
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Frederick Crews is professor emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His many books include Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006), The Pooh Perplex (Chicago, 2003), Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend (Viking, 1998), and Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute (New York Review of Books, 1997).

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Postmodern Pooh 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book, though its charm probably requires some grasp of academia and the ideologies or intellectual 'disciplines' being satirized. Even (but only) a few academic ideologues may crack a smile, before undoubtedly reverting to character in the rush for yet more publications and conference panel invitations.
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Mary Ann Campanella More than 1 year ago
Im only writing a review because it said i would be tge first one to write one. I actually didnt even read the book. Good luck.