Ian Pindar (review date 28 March 1997)
SOURCE: “Tickling the Starving,” in Times Literary Supplement, March 28, 1997, p. 25.
[In the following review, Pindar offers unfavorable assessment of The Illusions of Postmodernism.]
“Speaking as a hierarchical, essentialistic, teleological, metahistorical, universalist humanist, I imagine I have some explaining to do.” Terry Eagleton begins and ends his latest book, The Illusions of Postmodernism, at a disadvantage to which he readily admits. Put at its crudest, postmodernism is in, hip,...
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