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The Illusions of Postmodernism

Terry Eagleton

ISBN: 978-1-118-72500-9 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 160 Pages


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.

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