Modernism/Postmodernism

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Peter Brooker
Routledge, Sep 25, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World, Black and Feminist perspectives. His excellent Introduction and detailed headnotes for each section and essay provide an indispensable guide to interpreting the many different opinions, and prove to be valuable contributions in their own right.

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Contents

GeneralEditors Preface
Editors Preface
Modernist Positions
1GEORG LUKÁCS from The Meaning of Contemporary Realism
Repositioning Modernism
8HOUSTON A BAKERJnr from Modernism and the Harlem
Postmodern Narratives 10JÜRGENHABERMAS Modernity an Incomplete Project
IAIN CHAMBERS Contamination Coincidence and Collusion
16JULIA KRISTEVA Postmodernism?
Postmodernist Fiction
Index

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