By Andreas Huyssen
"One of the main accomplished and clever postmodern critics of paintings and literature, Huyssen collects right here a sequence of his essays on pomo... " —Village Voice Literary Supplement
"... his paintings is still alert to the troublesome dating acquiring among marxisms and poststructuralisms." —American Literary History
"... hard and astute." —World Literature Today
"Huyssen's level-headed account of this arguable constellation of serious voices brings welcome explanation to today's murky haze of cultural dialogue and proves definitively that statement from the culture of the German Left has an quintessential function to play in modern criticism." —The German Quarterly
"... we'll definitely have, after analyzing this publication, a deeper knowing of the forces that experience led as much as the current and of the probabilities nonetheless open to us." —Critical Texts
"... a wealthy, multifaceted study." —The Year's paintings in English Studies
Huyssen argues that postmodernism can't be considered as a thorough holiday with the previous, because it is deeply indebted to that different development in the tradition of modernity—the historic avant-garde.
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Suddenly the Knight's madness has grown conscious of itself, and in his own eyes trickles out in nonsense. But is this sudden wisdom of his folly anything but "a new madness that had (31) just come into his head"? The equivocation is endlessly reversible and cannot be resolved, ultimately, except by death itself. " But death itself does not bring peace; madness will still triumph —a truth mockingly eternal, beyond the end of a life which yet had been delivered from madness by this very end. " But very soon, madness leaves these ultimate regions where Cervantes and Shakespeare had situated it; and in the literature of the early seventeenth century it occupies, by preference, a median place; it thus constitutes the knot more than the denouement, the peripity rather than the final release.
What does it presage, this wisdom of fools? Doubtless, since it is a forbidden wisdom, it presages both the reign of Satan and the end of the world; ultimate bliss and supreme punishment; omnipotence on earth and the infernal fall. The Ship of Fools sails through a landscape of delights, where all is offered to desire, a sort of renewed paradise, since here man no longer knows either suffering or need; and yet he has not recovered his innocence. This false happiness is the diabolical triumph of the Antichrist; it is the (22) End, already at hand.
The Ship of Fools sails through a landscape of delights, where all is offered to desire, a sort of renewed paradise, since here man no longer knows either suffering or need; and yet he has not recovered his innocence. This false happiness is the diabolical triumph of the Antichrist; it is the (22) End, already at hand. Apocalyptic dreams are not new, it is true, in the fifteenth century; they are, however, very different in nature from what they had been earlier. The delicately fantastic iconography of the fourteenth century, where castles are toppled like dice, where the Beast is always the traditional dragon held at bay by the Virgin, in short where the order of God and its imminent victory are always apparent, gives way to a vision of the world where all wisdom is annihilated.