The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act

2nd Edition

Fredric Jameson

Routledge
Published June 13, 2002
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780415287517 - CAT# RU7510X
Series: Routledge Classics

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Summary

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.

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