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Ancients and the Postmoderns : On the Historicity of Forms (Reprint) (Paperback) (Fredric Jameson)

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Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson’s major new work in which modernist works, this time in painting (Rubens) and music (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted against late-modernist ones (in film) as well as a variety of postmodern experiments (from SF to The Wire, from “Eurotrash” in opera to Altman and East German literature): all of which attempt, in their different ways, to invent new forms to grasp a specific social totality. Throughout the historical periods, argues Jameson, the question of narrative persists through its multiple formal changes and metamorphoses.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Fredric Jameson
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51774880
UPC: 9781784782955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-1152
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