By Theresa Wenzel
The time period postmodernism is difficult to outline. within the preface to his e-book The Illusions of Postmodernism Terry Eagleton makes a contrast among postmodernism and postmodernity:
The observe postmodernism often refers to a sort of up to date tradition, while the time period postmodernity alludes to a particular historic interval. Postmodernity is a mode of proposal that is suspicious of classical notions of fact, cause, id and objectivity, of the belief of common development or emancipation, of unmarried frameworks, grand narratives or final grounds of rationalization. (vii)
Postmodernism, then, displays those notions in what Eagleton calls “a depthless, decentred, ungrounded, self-reflexive, playful, spinoff, eclectic, pluralistic artwork which blurs the bounds among ‘high’ and ‘popular’ tradition, in addition to among artwork and daily adventure” (vii). even if his definition isn't in prefer of postmodernism, it does point out how diversified subject-matter in addition to kind in postmodern texts may be. In different phrases, “anything is going” (Mayer 543).
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Clothing and Its Connotations in Postmodern American Fiction: A Discussion of Bret Easton Ellis's "American Psycho", William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" and Nicholson Baker's "A Box of Matches" by Theresa Wenzel