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gesswatt's Avatar Jump to comment 147 by gesswatt

Defining pOMo would be difficult -great topic to begin on April Fools Day. Why is so-called post modernism called "POST" modernism? was perhaps asked comment 29212 by William --
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The following assertions may not be verifiable, in any sense.

Modernism - an artistic manifesto which began as a reaction to the horrors of World War I, (circa 1905), which to many artists proved "life is s--t"

Post-modernism - an artistic manifesto which began as a reaction to the rise of secular power, (ie Napoleon circa 1800). Postmodernists are informed that the only worthwile philosophy consists in "Buy my S--T!"

Its a sales gimmick.

Fri, 06 Apr 2007 06:27:00 UTC | #27650