Narrative Pretentiousness

kinnon —  September 20, 2008 — 2 Comments

Rex Murphy:

Journalists used to tell stories, now they plumb narratives. Narrative is a pretentious borrowing from the abstraction-clotted world of academic criticism, where texts are interrogated, authors are dead and high-toned fatuousness is king. I’ll see your postmodern and raise you a meta.

kinnon

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Narrative Pretentiousness

  1. lol! I miss watching Rex Murphey!

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  2. What a wonderful turn of phrase that reveals the intellectual bankruptcy of postmodern ideology.

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