Re: RARA-AVIS: Postmodernism and literature

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 20 Mar 2007

You know, I once dreamed I lived in a world where all sorts of kitchen implements were gifted with the power of speech. When I'd smash garlic, the chef's knife would groan with pleasure; when I chopped onions, it would cry along with me. My grandmother's pot & kettle never said a word, though--they were too proud of having passed their years in the proud tradition of silence. Eventually we melted them down & made them into a radio.

--- Michael Robison <> wrote:

> Kerry J. Schooley wrote:
> Overlooking your overlong, adjectival rejection of
> postmodernism, which is revealing but not all that
> relevant to this discussion...
> *************
> What do you mean it's not relevant to this
> discussion?
> My post was a direct response to Jim's request for
> an
> explanation of what pomo is. I mentioned a
> background
> in structuralism, the postmodern response, several
> postmodern themes, and specific examples of how they
> instantiate themselves in literature.
> As far as it being over-long, I'd say that's a
> classic
> case of the pot calling the kettle black.
> miker
> Get your own web address.
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