I ask for two reasons:
Postmderinism, or, The Culural Logic of Late Capitalism [is] a difficult book, but, it seems increasingly clear, the most important critical work of the last twenty years ... .John Lanchester, "Good Day, Comrade Shtrum," London Review of Books 10
(18 October 2007)
I hate to think any book so inflated with pretentious jargon can possibly demand respect; and
I am tinctured with the suspicion that Lanchester is scrambling for a place in the treehouse.