It was my turn to make a book display for June. I had been socking titles away for a PoMo display for some time.
Frederick Barthelme said in a recent interview that the Post-Modernist project is pretty much dead. Yet many PoMo classics remain on AP English summer reading lists: Catch 22, Slaughterhouse 5, In Cold Blood, Gravity's Rainbow. I was unable to find copies of these on the shelf for the display.
David Foster Wallace has become a PoMo martyr, having killed himself last year. But his Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System are also always checked out. I was happy to find his final work, Oblivion.
Also shown: Auster, Doctorow, Rushdie, Irving, Delillo, Eco, McElroy, Barth.
"PoMo" on the poster uses Orange Clock, a typeface based on the film poster by Bill Gold for A Clockwork Orange.
I had thought about using Lichtenstein's Blam, but I decided that it would be too obscure, and that a Marilyn by Warhol would work better.
"The Postmodern Novel" I set in Urania Czech, a type taken from an old typewriter.