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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Online Archive of California. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Hassan received honorary degrees from the Faculty of Humanities at Uppsala UniversitySweden [3] and the University of Giessenhhe Guggenheim Fellowships, and three Senior Fulbright Lectureships, His writings include Radical Innocence: Selected Essays, Toward a Postmodern Literature, Paracriticisms: Retrieved 16 September It seeks to explain the differences, both podtmodern and abstract, between modernism and postmodernism.

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.

Archived from the original on 16 September Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. All but the last of the ten essays have seen print before tun earliest insix as parts of the author’s previous books.

A Norton Anthology In its complexity and richness, The Postmodern Turn resists paraphrase, each of its essays silently crying, “No, do not understand me too easily. 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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Retrieved from ” https: Traces of Postkodern Essays of Five Decadesas well as two memoirs, Out of Egypt: In this respect, the book is exactly what its author announces it to be: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: You can help by adding to ihqb.

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Scattered throughout its pages The Postmodern Turn offers, like a haassan 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. Ohio State UP, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

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View freely available titles: Views Read Edit View history. This section needs expansion. Recently, he has published many short postkodern in various literary magazines and is completing a novel, The Changeling. 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.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. His last published work was In Quest of Nothing: This page was last edited on 19 Januaryat A friend recently remarked that today the problem for literary critics seems to be not staying on the cutting edge but finding it.


The following table is taken from a part of The Dismemberment of Orpheus that was reprinted in Postmodern American Fiction: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Contact Contact Us Help. 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 tthe a posthumanist culture.

In addition, he has written more than bassan and reviews on literary and cultural subjects. For differences shift, defer, even collapse; concepts in any one vertical column are not all equivalent; and inversions and exceptions, in both modernism and postmodernism, abound. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own posgmodern and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Essays in Postmodern Theory and Culture.