Toward the Postmodern

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Humanity Books, 1999 - Philosophy - 256 pages
Table of Contents Toward the Postmodern by Lyotard, Jean F.; Harvey, Robert (Editor, Translator); Roberts, Mark S. (Editor, Translator) Terms of Use Note on the Translation p. vii Acknowledgments p. ix Editors' Introduction p. xii Part 1 The Libidinal 1 The Psychoanalytic Approach to Artistic and Literary Expression p. 2 2 On a Figure of Discourse p. 12 3 Jewish Oedipus p. 27 4 "A Few Words to Sing" p. 41 Part 2 The Pagan 5 On the Strength of the Weak p. 62 6 Humor in Semiotheology p. 73 7 Futility in Revolution p. 87 8 Retortion in Theopolitics p. 115 9 False Flights in Literature p. 125 Part 3 The Intractable 10 The Survivor p. 144 11 On What Is "Art" p. 164 12 Prescription p. 176 13 Return upon the Return p. 192 Notes p. 207 Bibliography p. 223 Index p. 245 Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service. Summary Toward the Postmodern by Lyotard, Jean F.; Harvey, Robert (Editor, Translator); Roberts, Mark S. (Editor, Translator) Terms of use Contains thirteen of Lyotard's most representative essays on literature, aesthetics, and the psychopolitical dimensions of discourse, spanning the years 1970-1991. Included are several previously untranslated and two unpublished essays, a comprehensive bibliography, and a thorough index. Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service.

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Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924 - 1998) was professor of philosophy at the Université De Paris VIII (Université De Vincennes) and a major literary critic and theoretician of postmodernism.

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