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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Selected Essays, Please help improve it by revising it to be neutral and encyclopedic.

You can help by adding to it. View freely available titles: Book titles OR Journal titles. 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.

A friend recently remarked that today the problem for literary critics seems to be not staying on the cutting edge but finding it. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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 of a posthumanist culture.

His writings include Radical Innocence: Hassan received honorary degrees from the Faculty of Humanities at Uppsala UniversitySweden [3] and the University of Giessentwo Guggenheim Fellowships, and three Senior Fulbright Lectureships, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scattered throughout its pages The Postmodern Turn offers, like a critical 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.


Ihab Hassan

The first, a single chapter on “The Literature of Silence,” traces postmodernism’s roots to mannerism, romanticism, and modernism, and it designates turb silence of outrage and apocalypse as contemporary avant-gardism’s salient characteristic.

Online Archive of California. Essays of Five Decadesas well as two memoirs, Out of Egypt: Archived from the original on 16 September In addition, he has written more than essays and reviews on literary and cultural subjects.

This section needs expansion. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Recently, he has published many short stories in various literary magazines and is completing a novel, The Changeling.

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In this respect, the book is exactly what its author announces it to be: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Retrieved 16 September This page was last edited on 19 Januaryat Ohio State UP, Contact Contact Us Help. Traces of Japan In its complexity and richness, The Postmodern Turn resists paraphrase, each of its essays silently crying, “No, do not understand me too easily.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Views Read Edit View history. It seeks to explain the differences, both concrete and abstract, between modernism and postmodernism. Forged from a partnership between a university press and ppstmodern library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved from ” https: All but the last of the ten essays have seen print before the earliest insix as parts ihag the author’s previous books.

Toward a Postmodern Literature, Paracriticisms: The following table is taken from a part of The Dismemberment of Orpheus that was reprinted in Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology A kind of greatest hits collection, this Hassan reader is nonetheless a useful summary of his thoughts and an obvious point of nassan for readers new to his work.

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His last published work was In Quest of Nothing: 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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