Russell Berman Quote

The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy, points to a fundamental commonality; unraveling one implies unraveling the other, since both are grounded in the same goal-oriented structures that postmodern sensibility opposes. Both civilizational history and autonomous literature are constitutively teleological, dependent on notions of progress toward goals, and they both therefore face resistance from the antidevelopmentalism of contemporary intellectual life.


p. 8. - Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty and Western Culture (2007)

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The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy,...

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The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy,...

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The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy,...

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The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy,...