The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic ACT

The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic ACT

by Fredric Jameson, Jameson Fredric

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Overview

In this ground-breaking and influential study Fredric Jameson explores the complex place and function of literature within culture. At the time Jameson was actually writing the book, in the mid to late seventies, there was a major reaction against deconstruction and poststructuralism. As one of the most significant literary theorists, Jameson found himself in the unenviable position of wanting to defend his intellectual past yet keep an eye on the future. With this book he carried it off beautifully. A landmark publication, The Political Unconscious takes its place as one of the most meaningful works of the twentieth century.century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415287517
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Series: Routledge Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Fredric Jameson (1934-). Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University and one of the most provocative and influential cultural critics of our age.

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