Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Postmodernism and literature

From: poul wehner (
Date: 19 Mar 2007

However, many of the postmodernist concepts touched in in this thread cannot be refuted philosophically. They can be dismissed politically or out of intellectual bias of course. I spent a large part of the 80's and some of the 90's deeply involved in this stuff. It just about killed my creativity In that regard postmodernism is like disco music. When it was in fashion it was everywhere. But in the mid 90's intellectuals dropped it. It was too self-referential and had no room for growth only every increasing smugness
(in my opinion). I believe, at the end, intellectuals and academics who followed postmodernism were left with mere cynicism and a exquisitely refined sense of irony. The school was a dead end but many of it's principles continue.



Re your response to my question about "po-mo":

So, if I understand you correctly, "po-mo," briefly, is short for "post-modern," and "post-modern" is a lot of left-wing, pseudo-intellectual horse shit.

Have I got that right?


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