Makes Perfect Sense to Me
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
– Jean-Francois Lyotard –
The paradox of modernism is, writers make the decision to work with the continuous present, and to work with… stream of consciousness, as it’s called, for emotional reasons, and the main emotional reason is verisimilitude. I mean, this is what surprises people: Life is not in the simple past.
– Will Self –
And yet what is Modernism? It is undefined.
– John Crowe Ransom –