Quotation by Jean François Lyotard

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A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
Jean François Lyotard (b. 1924), French philosopher. repr. In The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1979, rev. 1986). "Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism?" Critique, no. 419 (Paris, April 1982).
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