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Nicholas Zurbrugg:

Southern Illinois University Press
PO Box 3697
Carbondale IL, 62902

184 pp.

The quintessence of Postmodernism crammed into tiny microchapters. What it is. How it manifests itself. The leitmotiv here is the "B effect" vs. the "C effect". The B effect is here defined as a needlessly catastrophic sense of critical & creative crisis propounded by such writers as Burger, Bonita-Oliver, Barthes, Baudrillard etc.; verses the C effect, a more optimistic hypothesis of postmodernist practice, which Zurbrugg associates with John Cage among others. Postmodernism posited not as a doomsday machine, a sterile lunar landscape, but rather as a source of insight into human experience, just as other literary -isms have been.--as

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1996.

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