Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Why Lyotard? Key Ideas: The Postmodern Condition Art, The Sublime and the Postmodern Phrases and the Differend: Lyotard's Politics History, Politics and Representation Art, the Inhuman and the Event The Task of the Critic: Rewriting Modernity After Lyotard Further Reading Works Cited Index
Simon Malpas is a lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the editor of Postmodern Debates and co-editor of The New Aestheticism.
'This is a clear and concise introduction to all the major aspects of Lyotard's thought, which demonstrates just why this figure has had such a profound impact on contemporary life.' - Stuart Sim, University of Sunderland 'An excellent introduction to Lyotard's contribution to contemporary thought. It is lucid, to the point, and persuasive.' - Hans Bertens, University of Utrecht