My Last Post About Post Postmodernism

As my frequent readers know I am obsessed with the tradition and legacy of postmodernism. After reading about Murakami’s IQ84 on Slate, it occurred to me that much of today’s writing done uses the awareness and self-exploration of postmodernism, but without any of its refractory nature. Post postmodernism is confessional, devoid of irony. It soundsContinue reading “My Last Post About Post Postmodernism”

City Petrichor, Big Sur, and Moral Relativism in Post Postmodernism

Today when I told Tim about hating, he said he doesn’t hate people the way I do, which may be for a second or five or minutes or even almost whenever I see them, he hates chance, the way things happen for him. Like when he’s walking behind someone, he doesn’t hate that person, heContinue reading “City Petrichor, Big Sur, and Moral Relativism in Post Postmodernism”

Welcome to Post Postmodernism

In “The Art of Poetry,” by Kenneth Koch (pronounced Coke) he writes: “Trying out all kinds of styles and imiating poets you like/And incorporating anything valuable you may find there,/ These are sound procedures, and in fact I think even/essential/To the perfection of an original style which is yours alone. ” I like to doContinue reading “Welcome to Post Postmodernism”

>The Pale King and Post Postmodernism

> We wait. Wait for moments where we’re no longer waiting, like when we’re having sex or are on vacation. And this goes on for about 80 years until we wait to die. How do we combat self-imposed boredom? We think. And we feel. We think so much because we feel so deeply. And that’sContinue reading “>The Pale King and Post Postmodernism”

>Subjectivism

> By now you should be familiar with all my different modernisms: postmodernism, post postmodernism, metamodernism, etc. And while these all have bearing upon my work, I think it’s most important to articulate that my work is about one person. Hot Love on the Wing explores one subjectivity. Whereas modernism was about exploring different subjectivitiesContinue reading “>Subjectivism”

>Postmodernism Revisited

> Okay, enough is enough. I’ve read most classic literature, and I’ll get back to it. But it’s time to flex my postmodernism muscles. I started American Psycho last year and put it down after a hundred fifty pages. I picked it up again this morn and remembered the wave of disgust that it leftContinue reading “>Postmodernism Revisited”

>Free Associative Post Postmodern Descriptions

>  My friends are naming their dog Prince Chicken Sandwich Can’t Be Asked Jackson and that’s the condensed version. But this allows you to call the dog any of the above, or whatever the fuck you want. So you can basically call anything you want, anything you want. Let me provide an example: “Morning movedContinue reading “>Free Associative Post Postmodern Descriptions”

>Thomas Wolfe’s Modernism

> Thomas Wolfe is a badass writer. Although he wrote Look Homeward, Angel at the height of the modernist movement, in 1928, he employs various postmodern techniques. For example, upon his birth he manages to remove some of the self-indulgence of writing a bildungsroman by asking the reader if you are familiar with what hadContinue reading “>Thomas Wolfe’s Modernism”

>The Hipster’s Diminishing Cultural Capital

> A review of the new book “Whiter Shades of Pale” has me lamenting the continuous barrage of self definition and satirical placement white people love. The author of “Stuff White People Like” may have a point in mocking his fellow whitey, but in a way, isn’t he perpetuating the system? White people love toContinue reading “>The Hipster’s Diminishing Cultural Capital”

>The Javits Center and Post Postmodernism

> Yesterday Daniel Adler went to a trade show at the Javits Center, that huge structure that will one day be remembered as a relic of postmodernism. You know when you go to one of those old malls that has pinks and turquoises everywhere and you think, wow this place must have been great –Continue reading “>The Javits Center and Post Postmodernism”