On whether we can salvage anything from postmodernism. Have we left postmodernity – and if so, can can we be properly dialectical about it: see it as progress and catastrophe all at once? Is there a moment of truth to postmodernism amidst all the falsity?
We discuss the left intelligentsia’s abandonment of materialism; phoney cultural populism; the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe; Knausgaard’s six volume ‘Min Kamp’; and the end of cultural rebellion.
- The Apprentice in Theory: Fan, Student, Star, Catherine Liu & Devan Bailey on Avital Ronell, LA Review of Books
- Postmodernism or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Frederic Jameson, NLR
- Itemised, review of Knausgaard by Jameson, LRB
- The Myth of Pruitt-Igoe, documentary
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