The Postmodern Turn: Essays in Postmodern Theory and Culture [Ihab Hassan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Hassan, Ihab. Among the first and remaining one of the best critics of what he has variously called the literature of silence or of unmaking, Ihab Hassan in The Postmodern. Author: Hassan, Ihab, ; Subjects: Literature, Modern – 20th century – History and criticism.; Literature, Modern – 20th century – History and criticism – Theory.
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In this respect, the book is exactly what its author announces it to be: Section Two, “Concepts of Postmodernism,” contains three chapters that chart postmodernism’s development and differentiate it from modernism and other manifestations of the avant garde; offers a history of the concept and its difficulties; and posits immanence and indeterminacy as postmodernism’s “ruling tendencies” with an eye toward disclosing thereby “coherent hints of a posthumanist culture.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A Norton Anthology A friend recently remarked that today the problem for literary critics seems to be hassn staying on the cutting edge but finding it.
Hassan received honorary degrees from the Faculty of Humanities at Uppsala UniversitySweden  and the University of Giessentwo Guggenheim Fellowships, and three Senior Fulbright Potsmodern, Online Archive of California.
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The following table is taken from a part tye The Dismemberment of Orpheus that was reprinted in Postmodern American Fiction: Book titles OR Journal titles. The first, a single chapter on “The Literature of Silence,” traces postmodernism’s roots to mannerism, romanticism, and modernism, and it designates the silence of outrage and apocalypse as contemporary avant-gardism’s salient characteristic.
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A kind of greatest hits collection, this Hassan reader is nonetheless a useful summary of his thoughts and an obvious point of departure for readers new to his work.
Recently, he has published many short stories in various literary magazines and is completing a novel, The Changeling.
This section needs expansion. This page was last edited on 19 Januaryat Archived from the original on 16 September In its complexity and richness, The Postmodern Turn resists paraphrase, each of its essays silently crying, “No, do not understand me too easily.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Scattered throughout its pages The Postmodern Turn offers, like a critical Bartlett’s, the fragments of the most thorough, nuanced, and provocatively wide-ranging definition of postmodernism one might reasonably desire, although its diffused density may render it less satisfying to some than the more readerly formulations of, say, John Barth.
Additionally, Hassan’s typographically lively “paracritical” style, which characterizes several of the essays, may prove off-putting to readers not used to prose bent on moving defiantly beyond “linear ‘reasoned discourse’.
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