What is "deconstruction"? Which authors are considered "postmodern novelists"? "The Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought" combines a series of 14 in-depth background chapters with a body of A-Z entries to create an authoritative guide to the complex world of postmodernism. Following full-length articles on postmodernism and philosophy, politics, feminism, lifestyles, television, and other postmodern essentials, readers will find a wide range of alphabetically-organized entries on the people, terms and theories connected with postmodernism, including: Peter Ackroyd; Jean Baudrillard; chaos theory; death of the author; desire; fractals; Michel Foucault; Frankfurt School; Generation X; minimalism; poststructuralism; retro; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and trans-avant-garde. Students interested in any aspect of postmodernist thought should find this book a valuable resource.
Stuart Sim is Professor of English Studies at the University of Sunderland.