Who is a post modernist, and what is post modernism? Post modernism can be defined as, the thoughtful study of scientific inquiry, the origins and reputation of unreasonable prejudices, and the ambiguities of language. Some predominant element of post modernist writing are, and obsession with low culture , this being things such as television, movies, and sex. Some other elements characteristic of post modern writers are, and obsession with text, rejection of the "grand narrative" and the critique of modenity. In contemporary literature there are selected authors who use low culture as a basis for their writing. Authors such as Kathy Acker experss thier post modernistic attitudes by making things such as sex and violence a major component in thier writing. This facination with controversial societal issues highlights the post modernist resistance of societal standards.