this unforeseeable return of narrative as the narrative of the end of narratives, (...) suggests a second feature of postmodernism theory, (...) the way in which virtually any observation about the present can be mobilized in the very search for the present itself and pressed into service as a symptom and an index of the deeper logic of the postmodern, which imperceptibly turns into its own theory and the theory of itself.

Rafael Coimbra