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  1. Of course, there are a lot of books about postmodernism, some of them are good, especially in English, because in the English-speaking tradition it is customary to publish copious explanatory introductions, written much better than our boring textbooks, filled to the brim with office stuff.

    If in Russian, then it's best to start with a sensible comic book:

    Appignanesi, Garrett. “Meet Me: Postmodernism “(St. Petersburg: Academic Project, 2004)

    This is quite a witty and intelligent book, which does not distort anything (or almost nothing) in the subject presented.

    You should also find an old collection of Jean Baudrillard's ” Transparency of Evil “(Moscow: Dobrosvet, 1997), as well as his book ” Consumer Society: Its myths and structures” (Moscow: Respublika, 2006) is not so much about PoMo as about the conditions of its generation and existence.

    There is also a classic book by Jean-Francois Lyotard “The State of Postmodernity” (St. Petersburg: Alethea, 1998), but it is very difficult to translate. But there is also his “Postmodernism in presentation for children” (Moscow, RSUH, 2008), which in general is much nicer – in any case, more accessible.

    It is useful to look through the Ad Marginem yearbook of 1993 (it was published alone), there is a series of materials that work like a children's encyclopedia, only in clever words; everything is clear there

    Another very sensible book in a good translation – Perry Anderson. Istoki postmoderna [The Origins of Postmodernism], Moscow: Territory of the Future, 2011.

    The main thing is not to waste time on the books of N. Mankovskaya and I. Ilyin, with all my respect for the role that they once played, including in my enlightenment. Now you can do without it.

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