A notion of the avant-garde presupposes a teleological notion of history. No wonder that such movements died with May 68 (not being American, I don't have to define things in American referents) and the advent of post-structuralism, which annihiliated the latter. Perhaps poets who have a thing for Deleuze and Guattari are onto something. Since history no longer has a vector pointing at a certain direction, what remains is the rhizome.

Anyway, even in its wording, "post-avant" is an extremely conservative term. It is defining itself (or not) in reaction to an idea that has been dead for a while.

Insert Nietzschean paraphrase here.

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