1: The rise of postmodernism 2: New ways of seeing the world 3: Politics and identity 4: The culture of postmodernism 5: The 'postmodern condition' References Further reading Index
Christopher Butler is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and is the author of many books, including Early Modernism (OUP, 1994).
`a pre-eminently sane, lucid, and concise statement about the central issues, the key examples, and the notorious derilections of postmodernism. I feel a fresh wind blowing away the miasma coiling around the topic. ' Ihab Hassan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee `the most intellectually incisive, coherent and comprehensive meditation upon the history and significance of postmodernism that I have yet encountered.' Patricia Waugh, University of Durham `easily the best introduction to postmodernism currently available' Hans Bertens, Utrecht University