Theory & Post-modern culture
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Cory Doctorow is a practicing post-modernist / singularist in the sense that he applies the abstract in his books: released under the Creative Commons License, opening the novels and stories up to the crowd-sourced post-modern extancy. by Apr 6
Literary Modernism has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America. Modernism is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional styles of poetry and verse. Modernists experimented with literary form and expression, adhering to the modernist maxim to "Make it new." The modernist literary movement was driven by a desire to overturn traditional modes of representation and express the new sensibilities of their time. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Introduction
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century". [ 3 ] Although he was born an American , he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39. The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock —started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). [ 4 ] He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. [ 5 ]
Are Blogs Dying? Marshall Kirkpatrick recently griped about Ask.com’s blog search service closing down. Marshall Kirkpatrick, R.I.P. World’s Greatest Blogsearch Searching the blogs, scanning the posts, feed-powered search: there used to be more startups offering blogsearch than there are characters in a Twitter message today. But no more.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rip_worlds_greatest_blogsearch.php “Searching the blogs, scanning the posts, feed-powered search: there used to be more startups offering blogsearch than there are characters in a Twitter message today. But no more. Today blogsearch engines fade away all the time and almost no one notices.”
*This Simon Reynolds essay is great. I feel I must annotate the whole thing. Oh wait wait wait — I have to appropriate it in toto — that’s it. http://blissout.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-noticed-curious-equivocation-in-press.html *Reynolds speaks: I noticed a curious equivocation in the press release for Contact, Love, Want, Have