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Shapira, Tom: Curing the Postmodern Blues. Reading Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s The Filth in the 21st Century. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2013. (186 S.) 
Added by: joachim (07/28/2013 10:36:47 PM)   
Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780578060767
BibTeX citation key: Shapira2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Filth", Erskine. Gary, Intertextuality, Interview, Morrison. Grant, Postmodernism, United Kingdom, Weston. Chris
Creators: Shapira
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
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Abstract
Published in 2002–2003, Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s The Filth is disgusting, deeply disturbing, and a comic-book masterpiece that inoculates readers against the problems of the postmodern condition. So says Tom Shapira, who also explores The Filth’s relationship to Morrison’s The Invisibles, to the 1999 film The Matrix, and to the work of Alan Moore. The book also includes interviews with Grant Morrison, Chris Weston, and inker Gary Erskine, plus art from Weston illuminating the design of the series and containing imagery censored in the printed comic.

Table of Contents

Beginnings and Explorations (1)
– Things which Occur, Not Necessarily in Linear Order (3)
– Metaphors and Meta-Meanings (5)
– The Author is the Auteur (7)
– The Last Word (9)
The Postmodern Condition (10)
Under (and Over) the Influence (23)
– Selling or Selling Out? (33)
– Open Spaces (37)
– OMAC Lives … so That The Filth May Live! (41)
Just Because They’re After You (Doesn’t Mean You Should Be Paranoid) (46)
– #@$% the Police (49)
– The Blame Game (53)
– Known Unknowns (58)
The World as a Body as a World (60)
– Body Politics (63)
– Inside the World (65)
– Implicate Order (71)
Recursive Recursions Reoccur (Repeatedly) (74)
– A World of Mind (76)
– Writers and (Animal) Men (79)
– Who is Grant Morrison? (80)
– What is The Matrix? (82)
– Why Should You Care? (90)
Memetic Mutations (93)
– Writing Yourself (96)
– The Artist and the Conqueror (101)
– Don’t Answer That (105)
Invisible Connections (108)
Post-Postmodernism (115)

Appendix I: M & M – the Moore Vs. Morrison Case (119)
– A Super Story (125)
Appendix II: Comedy Apocalypse (133)
Grant Morrison Responds (139)
Chris Weston Responds (151)
Gary Erskine Responds (172)


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