Picture of author.
72+ Works 5,621 Membros 16 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

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
Image credit: From Wikimedia Commons


Obras de Fredric Jameson

The Political Unconscious (1981) 629 cópias, 1 resenha
The Prison-House of Language (1972) 247 cópias
Marxism and Form (1971) 246 cópias
The Antinomies Of Realism (2013) 135 cópias, 1 resenha
Valences of the Dialectic (2009) 131 cópias
Brecht and Method (1998) 114 cópias
Signatures of the Visible (1990) 108 cópias, 1 resenha
The Modernist Papers (2007) 93 cópias
The Seeds of Time (1994) 86 cópias
Allegory and Ideology (2019) 82 cópias
Syntax of History (1988) 82 cópias
The Benjamin Files (2020) 79 cópias
Raymond Chandler: The Detections of Totality (2014) 71 cópias, 3 resenhas
Situations of Theory (1988) 71 cópias
The Sixties, Without Apology (1984) — Editor — 35 cópias
Sartre: Origins of Style (1984) 17 cópias
Modernizm Ideolojisi (2008) 5 cópias
El postmodernismo revisado (2012) 4 cópias
Sartre After Sartre (1985) 3 cópias
Zamanin Tohumlari (2020) 2 cópias
Kültürel Dönemec (2016) 2 cópias
Mythen der Moderne. (2004) 2 cópias
Filmska kartiranja 1 exemplar(es)
Signaturas de lo visible (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
ESTETICA GEOPOLITICA, LA (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Diyalektigin Birlestirici Gücleri (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Kapital'i Sahnelemek (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Imaginario Y Simbolico En Lacan (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
O Marxismo Tardio 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Aesthetics and Politics (2007) — Posfácio — 654 cópias, 2 resenhas
Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
Mapping Ideology (1994) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
Lord Jim [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (1996) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias, 2 resenhas
Verso 2015 Mixtape — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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 resenha | May 16, 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.
… (mais)
pomo58 | outras 2 resenhas | May 27, 2017 |
His writing has a remarkable resemblance to projectile vomiting.
1 vote
johnclaydon | Apr 17, 2017 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by

Tabelas & Gráficos