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The Political Unconscious

Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, 2nd Edition

By Fredric Jameson, Fredric Jameson

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320 pages

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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.

Reviews

'Every now and then a book appears which is literally ahead of its time … The Political Unconscious is such a book … it sets new standards of what a classic work is.' - Slavoj Zizek

About the Authors

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

About the Series

Routledge Classics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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PHILOSOPHY / General