Saturday, May 10, 2014

No Heart

Gerhard Richter

". . . while Modernism experiences the death of God as a trauma, an affront, a source of anguish as well as a cause for celebration, postmodernism does not experience it at all. Postmodern culture is post-tragic, no longer even recognizing the loss and nothingness within its own heart  for it neither has nor seeks a heart, being entirely constituted of glossy, fractured surfaces."

 Clare Carlisle, reviewing Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton in the TLS