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The Illusions of Postmodernism

The Illusions of Postmodernism

Terry Eagleton

ISBN: 978-0-631-20323-0

Dec 1996, Wiley-Blackwell

160 pages

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In this brilliant critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought.

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1. Beginnings.

2. Ambivalences.

3. Histories.

4. Subjects.

5. Fallacies.

6. Contradictions.



"Eagleton shows his firm grasp of political tactics and knowledge of history. It is exceptional" Steven Donovan

  • Eagleton's major critique of postmodernism.

  • Exposes 'popular' brands of postmodern thought.

  • Provides even handed account of postmodernism's strengths and failings