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Post-modernism is characterized by the rejection of enlightenment (i.e. scientific) certainties. In the post-modernist world view, everything is influenced by language, culture and socialization, to the point where it becomes difficult to impossible for people agree on an objective truth. Post-modernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard, for example, wrote a ...


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This is The Measure of Miranda by Sarah Murphy (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1987). Here are a couple of descriptions of the novel that confirm the points you remembered. First, from a book review: On one level the book is about Miranda, a young Canadian woman, the perfect 21 year old—beautiful, intelligent and graceful. […] Miranda’s father is head of a ...


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It is correct to say that Lynn Hejinian says that there are multiple readings of an "open text". However, she does not say that all readings would be equally viable or valid. There are two passages in her essay that address this. First, she writes (emphasis added), though the “story” and “tone” of such works may be interpreted differently by ...


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