International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part D (2019)
Postmodernism as an unique elixir: Re-thinking postmodernist theory in the contemporary literary world
The term Modern implies ‘time-now’ as opposed to ‘time-passed’, therefore, making modernism a temporal experience, whereas post-modern stands for ‘think-again’ or represents the internal critique of modernity. We no longer live in a modern society but instead entered into a distinctly new postmodern world. Whether advances in science and technology or reconfiguration of relationship of individuals to the other people of the society, modernity is a break from tradition which seeks the optimistic orientation about our ability to resolve problems, to remedy the human suffering and to enrich social life and contrary to this, postmodernism is exhaustion of modernism, portraying the pessimistic outlook of fragmentary life. The efforts to sustain the relevance of post-modernism in the contemporary world by combining the innovative reuse of the existing scientific techniques and mannerism with unaltered realities, making the unlit villages with expressways on their edge, the perfect motif of postmodernism.
How to cite this article:
Kaumudi Singh. Postmodernism as an unique elixir: Re-thinking postmodernist theory in the contemporary literary world. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(10):270-273.