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Although Professor Eagleton's view of the topic is, as he says, generally a negative one, he points to postmodernism's strengths as well as its failings. He sets out not just to expose the illusions of postmodernism but to show the students he has in mind that they never believed what they thought they believed in the first place. In the process his gifts for irony and satire sharpen the reader's pleasure, and his commitment to the ethical and the vision of a just society, inspire engagement and "a refusal to acquiesce in the appalling mess which is the contemporary world".
It’s a topic that’s been done to death on a philosophy that’s lately been declared dead, but no one does an obit quite like Terry Eagleton. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ronbc
The Illusions of Postmodernism is one of Terry Eagleton's more difficult books. In good part, I think that the book's comparatively high level of difficulty reflects Eagleton's... Read morePublished 17 months ago by not a natural
Terry Eagleton, THE ILLUSIONS OF POSTMODERNISM (Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 1996)
It is delightful to find a book written about post-modernism by someone who is actively... Read more
Professor Eagleton takes no prisoners in this thorough albeit short critique on the theories of postmodernism. Read morePublished on April 8, 2006 by C. Middleton
Terry Eagleton has later admitted that its a book based on rumors and on actual readings of the philosophers mentioned...i guess that says it all.Published on February 27, 2006 by Lars S
Despite "a reader's" review of the work below, Eagleton is, as usual, clear and convincing in his argument. Read morePublished on May 17, 2005 by Bill
Intellectual garbage on the subject of intellectual garbage.Published on February 15, 2004 by Pythagoras
Postmodernism is an incredibly fuzzy concept. Eagleton is able to sharpen it and make it crystal clear. Read morePublished on April 1, 1998 by Jay Raskin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eagleton debunks some of the central tenets of PoMo thinking in order to re-claim rationality, enlightened critique, the human subject, history and epistemology for left-wing... Read morePublished on November 7, 1997