The Idea of the Postmodern
By Hans Bertens
Routledge – 1994 – 296 pages
At last! Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were afraid to ask.
Hans Bertens' Postmodernism is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in providing a witty and accessible guide for the bemused student. In clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. He also explains, in thoughtful and illuminating language, the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism.
An enjoyable and indispensible text for today's student.
`Thorough, systematic, accessible' - Margarita Chourova, Sofia University