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”

Post Postmodernism Must Be Devoid of Self-Consciousness

Self-consciousness is bad. I saw the de Kooning exhibit today and even though he scraped and covered his canvases over again and again, it wasn’t to be a great painter, it was to see how far he could go. If he had been like, I want to be a great painter, the paintings wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Post Postmodernism Must Be Devoid of Self-Consciousness”

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”

Post Postmodernism Is Funny

Jeez sorry guys. My mom has been here for the past three weeks, it was my birthday, etc. She gives you all her best though. Except you Dad. And Gramma. She still hates both of you. Alas, it is more difficult to love than to hate. Tell me about it. No. Not here. So IContinue reading “Post Postmodernism Is Funny”

Late Postmodern Novels: The Works of Justin Taylor and Blake Butler

  Late postmodernism is finally being called something unselfconscious: subjectivism. Today there are a lot of memoirs written in a confessional style. Dave Eggers’ Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the quintessential work in the genre. Except it was written as a memoir, so its whininess can be forgiven. Since its publication ten years ago,Continue reading “Late Postmodern Novels: The Works of Justin Taylor and Blake Butler”

Daniel Adler’s 200th Blog Post and Favorites So Far

This is my 200th blog post. Here’s a touch of postmodernism – I’m sorry for subjecting you to that story about Evelyn. As Matthew said, I kind of shat it out with my fingertips. I just started writing a short story because I think it’s important to be able to try different mediums. But itContinue reading “Daniel Adler’s 200th Blog Post and Favorites So Far”