Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide

Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide

Paperback Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)

By (author) Kevin Hart

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 18mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1851683380
  • ISBN 13: 9781851683383
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, bibliog
  • Sales rank: 199,928

Product description

Adopting the role of tour guide, award-winning writer Kevin Hart leads the reader through the pitfalls, conundrums and complexities that characterize postmodernism, while providing an overview of the many different approaches (philosophical, cultural, literary...) to the subject. All the major thinkers are introduced - from Derrida to Blanchot, Irigaray to Foucault, and more besides - while the book is unique among introductory guides in its consideration of the role of religion in a postmodern world.

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Author information

Kevin Hart is Professor English at the University of Notre Dame, Illinois, USA. He is the author or editor of 15 books, and has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Flame Tree: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2001).

Review quote

"Postmodernism exegesis questions not only the 'grand canonical narrative' allegedly supposed by or encoded in the Bible; it also attacks the modern project of historical criticism. Hart discusses the work of Harold Bloom and M. Blaanchot, as well as J. Derrida's view of the Bible." International Review of Biblical Studies "Hart succeeds remarkably well in providing an accessible and surprisingly comprehensive introduction to postmodern thought." European Legacy

Table of contents

Note Acknowledgements I.Postmodernism: Some Guides II.The Loss of Origin III.Postmodern Experience IV.The Fragmentary V.The Postmodern Bible VI.Postmodern Religion VII.The Gift: A Debate Conclusion: Guides and Another Guide Bibliography