read online pdf A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, FictionAutor Linda Hutcheon –

Neither A Defense Nor A Denunciation Of The Postmodern, It Continues Hutcheon S Previous Projects In Studying Formal Self Consciousness In Art, But Adds To This Both A Historical And Ideological Dimension This is an excellent study Read it with Fredric Jameson s Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism cultural analysis of pomo , Brian McHale s Postmodernist Fiction formalist analysis of pomo , and Amy Elias s Sublime Desire History and Post 1960s Fiction literary historical treatment of historical pomo and you ve got a great library about postmodernist literature. In a sea of books about postmodernism, some are so thickly theoretical reading them feels like wading through mud Others are amazingly boring Hutcheon manages to have a sense of humor about postmodern strategies that often use humor, and she s quite readable I read the synopses and reviews of a lot of books, and I ve read a number of books about pomo, but this is the one that covers what I really want to see. Excellent tool in understanding the specifics of postmodernism.