Introducing Postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi

By Richard Appignanesi

Lines the pedigrees of postmodernism in paintings, thought and historical past, and takes us on a roller-coaster trip via structuralism, semiotics and deconstruction within the corporation of postmodern icons equivalent to Foucault, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Derrida, Lacan and Lyotard. it's a an important advisor for a person fascination or exasperated by means of postmodernism.

---
Uploader unlock Notes:
Scanned, two-page PDF, no OCR
---

Show description

Read Online or Download Introducing Postmodernism PDF

Best postmodernism books

Otaku: Japan's Database Animals

In Japan, obsessive grownup lovers and creditors of manga and anime are often called otaku. while the underground otaku way of life first emerged within the Seventies, contributors have been regarded down on inside of mainstream eastern society as unusual, delinquent loners. this present day otaku have had a huge effect on pop culture not just in Japan but additionally all through Asia, Europe, and the U.S..

Gender and Discourse (Sage Studies in Discourse)

The individuals to this assortment supply an important creation to the ways that feminist linguistics and significant discourse research have contributed to our knowing of gender and intercourse. by way of analyzing how those views were utilized to those recommendations, the participants offer either a evaluate of the literature, in addition to a chance to persist with the newest debates during this quarter.

Tense and Aspects in Discourse

Traits IN LINGUISTICS is a sequence of books that open new views in our realizing of language. The sequence publishes cutting-edge paintings on center components of linguistics throughout theoretical frameworks in addition to stories that supply new insights by means of construction bridges to neighbouring fields akin to neuroscience and cognitive technology.

Extra resources for Introducing Postmodernism

Sample text

Asks one character in Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Haroun is an engaging example of the metafictional link between text and fairytale. Though it also has several explicit fairytale intertexts including a parody of ‘Rapunzel’ (73), the novel sets about answering the question posed above, and the final answer seems to stress the subversiveness of tale-telling. ’ Haroun blurted, feeling stunned. ‘Stories are fun ’ ‘The world, however, is not for Fun,’ Khattam-Shud replied. ’ Haroun made himself ask.

The above table, I think, helps highlight the structural similarities between ‘Bluebeard’ and Babel Tower in an effective way, providing a point-by-point comparison between the two texts. 6 The unconscious of the text If we accept the possibility of the palimpsestic text, a story that borrows its structure from a previously existing intertext, then we have to accept the possibility that texts can have a ‘hidden meaning’. This viewpoint is so ingrained that it has entered the critical lexicon; we speak of texts’ ‘deeper’ meaning, or having a ‘deeper’ understanding of a work, as though reading was a form of archaeology where the skilled reader is the equivalent of the diligent and knowledgeable archaeologist reconstructing the past from pottery fragments.

A common strategy in literary criticism is ‘revealing’ the influence of text a upon text b, or recognising text a as an update of text b. So it is not surprising when we see, for example, Sherrill Grace referring to John Fowles’ The Collector as an update of ‘Bluebeard’. It shares certain themes (the murderous and rich man, Eight Elements of Intertextual Use of Fairytales 31 the secret room, the isolated location) but in other ways it lacks some features that have been seen as the definitive (such as the prohibition to enter the secret room, the previously murdered wives, the bloody key as sign of disobedience).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 19 votes