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NEGATION. Denial. Two negations are construed to mean one affirmation. Dig. 50, 16, 137.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Certainly, most current models of postmodernism based on the work of male writers are unable to find much possibility of affirmative political engagement among its many negational and disruptive strategies.
The "vision of multiplicity, randomness, contingency, and even absurdity" is pretty radical in both modernism and postmodernism, but the former is effectively more "negational" than the latter, being more apt to elicit serious attempts to regain "control" ("control being one of the chief imperatives of the modernist imagination" [Wilde, 1981, 10]) than to encourage playfulness.(7)