Postmodern Pooh

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2384-7
Publication Date
August 2006
Page Count
192 pages
Trim Size
5 x 8
ISBN
0-8101-2384-3

Postmodern Pooh

Purporting to be the proceedings of a forum on Pooh convened at the Modern Language Association's annual convention, this sequel of sorts to the classic send-up of literary criticism, The Pooh Perplex, brilliantly parodies the academic fads and figures that held sway at the millennium. Deconstruction, poststructuralist Marxism, new historicism, radical feminism, cultural studies, recovered-memory theory, and postcolonialism, among other methods, take their shots at the poor stuffed bear and Frederick Crews takes his well-considered, wildly funny shots at them. His aim, as ever, is true.
About the Author
Frederick Crews is professor emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His many books include Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006), The Pooh Perplex (Chicago, 2003), Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend (Viking, 1998), and Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute (New York Review of Books, 1997).
Reviews
"Crews has issued a sequel, which is, if possible, more trenchant and hilarious than the original. This small volume should be required reading for the 30,000 members of the MLA and any other bemused spectators of the academic fishbowl."
--Publishers Weekly
"So all you lit-crit junkies, rush right out and snag a copy of Postmodern Pooh. Once again, Crews made me laugh until I wept." --Mark Pendergrast, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Sparkling wit and brilliant parodies." --Los Angeles Times