After the Future The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture

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List price: $28.95
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 6/9/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Written from a non-Western point of view, this work offers a fresh perspective on the postcommunist literary scene. The four sections of the book - literature, ideology, culture and methodology - reflect the range of postmodernism in contemporary Russia.

Mikhail N. Epstein was one of the main proponents of postmodernism in Russia and the founder of the Laboratory of Modern Culture, Experimental Center of Creativity, Moscow. He is S. C. Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature at Emory University (USA) and Professor of Russian and Cultural Theory, Director of Centre for Humanities Innovation, at Durham University (UK).

Note on Transliteration
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mikhail Epstein's Transcultural Visionsp. 1
New Currents in Russian Poetry: Conceptualism, Metarealism, and Presentismp. 19
Avant-Garde Art and Religionp. 51
After the Future: On the New Consciousness in Literaturep. 71
Relativistic Patterns in Totalitarian Thinking: The Linguistic Games of Soviet Ideologyp. 101
Labor of Lust: Erotic Metaphors of Soviet Civilizationp. 164
The Origins and Meaning of Russian Postmodernismp. 188
At the Crossroads of Image and Concept: Essayism in the Culture of the Modern Agep. 213
Thing and Word: On the Lyrical Museump. 253
Culture - Culturology - Transculturep. 280
Theory and Fantasyp. 309
Conclusion: A Future after the Futurep. 328
Notesp. 341
Index of Namesp. 373
Index of Subjectsp. 381
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