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Fredric R. Jameson, Marxist theorist and professor of comparative literature at Duke University, was born in Cleveland in 1934. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught at Harvard, the University of California at San Diego, and Yale University before moving to Duke in 1985. He most mostrar mais famous work is Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, which won the Modern Language Association's Lowell Award. Jameson was among the first to associate a specific set of political and economic circumstances with the term postmodernism. His other books include Sartre: The Origin of a Style, The Seeds of Time, and The Cultural Turn. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Fredric Jameson

The Political Unconscious (1981) 628 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Prison-House of Language (1972) 247 exemplares
Marxism and Form (1971) 246 exemplares
The Antinomies Of Realism (2013) 135 exemplares, 1 crítica
Valences of the Dialectic (2009) 131 exemplares
Brecht and Method (1998) 114 exemplares
Signatures of the Visible (1990) 108 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Modernist Papers (2007) 93 exemplares
The Seeds of Time (1994) 86 exemplares
Allegory and Ideology (2019) 82 exemplares
Syntax of History (1988) 82 exemplares
The Benjamin Files (2020) 79 exemplares
Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality (2014) 71 exemplares, 3 críticas
Situations of Theory (1988) 71 exemplares
The Sixties, Without Apology (1984) — Editor — 35 exemplares
Sartre: Origins of Style (1961) 17 exemplares
Modernizm Ideolojisi (2008) 5 exemplares
El postmodernismo revisado (2012) 4 exemplares
Sartre After Sartre (1985) 3 exemplares
Zamanin Tohumlari (2020) 2 exemplares
Kültürel Dönemec (2016) 2 exemplares
Mythen der Moderne. (2004) 2 exemplares
Filmska kartiranja 1 exemplar
Signaturas de lo visible (2012) 1 exemplar
ESTETICA GEOPOLITICA, LA (2014) 1 exemplar
Kapital'i Sahnelemek (2013) 1 exemplar
O Marxismo Tardio 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Aesthetics and Politics (2007) — Posfácio — 654 exemplares, 2 críticas
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
Mapping Ideology (1994) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Lord Jim [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (1996) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares, 2 críticas
Corners in the City of God: Theology, Philosophy, and The Wire (2013) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Verso 2015 Mixtape — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Super theoretical and dense! But if you can forgive the overuse of German phrases with no English equivalent this serves as a really good primer to some very exciting sci-fi! I can't wait to read (or watch the movie verison of) Solaris!
uncleflannery | 1 outra crítica | May 16, 2020 |
Lior.Zylberman | Apr 11, 2020 |
In Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality Fredric Jameson returns to his work on the detective novel, focusing this time on Chandler. As usual Jameson makes nuanced observations and posits very reasonable and well-argued points for their presence. Some basic readers may claim Jameson is claiming things Chandler never consciously intended which, while in some cases may be true, is moot in that reading is a dynamic partnership and both the writing and the reading are contextualized within different realities (era, location, social and cultural norms, etc) so Chandler consciously choosing something makes no difference to what it may represent about Chandler's time or about a reader's time.

For Chandler fans there is much to appreciate. Jameson grounds his observations with textual support. One may agree, wholly or in part, with his interpretations or disagree but one cannot say it isn't textually based. Whether discussing spatiality, particularity (Ford rather than car) or Chandler's social typography Jameson highlights aspects of the texts that may have, for most readers, been nothing more than setting the scene. yet setting a scene, like taking a photograph, is as much about choosing what is seen and what is not seen. Those choices were indeed Chandler's.

For literary theorists, whether Marxist or not, Jameson gives many new perspectives with which to look at the novels. Non-theorists will just dismiss with a wave of the hand and claim Chandler didn't mean it, which, as I stated, means nothing. Theorists and serious readers will find some agreement with Jameson or perhaps find other ways of explaining the themes and trends Chandler had running throughout his novels.

This is not a casual read but neither is it a particularly dense nor convoluted read. It will be accessible to most readers, particularly those who choose to engage rather than dismiss before even engaging. I would recommend this to both Chandler fans, with the caveat that this is not a basic overview of plots, and those interested in how literature (particularly popular literature) works and what it can say about the society that both produced and consumed it.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | 2 outras críticas | May 27, 2017 |
His writing has a remarkable resemblance to projectile vomiting.
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johnclaydon | Apr 17, 2017 |



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