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 - The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms
- 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
), 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.
To celebrate the publication of this book, you can buy it at a 50% discount
- along with ALL
of Jameson's backlist - until Friday 14th August (17.00 EST).
To celebrate the release of our new Radical Thinkers series, which features four classics of Psychoanalytic thought, we're offering you two (yes, two!) ways to get your hands on copies!
1) we're running an incredible 50% off sale of EVERY Radical Thinkers book we've ever published (a few are out of stock, sorry!). That includes Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, Walter Benjamin, Jean-Paul Sartre, Slavoj Žižek, Edward Said, Jacques Rancière, Gillian Rose, and many, many more. See them all here.
2) a Freud meme contest on Twitter and Facebook in partnership with Critical Theory
where five people will win all four books in Radical Thinkers Set 10 plus a Verso tote bag.
More details below!
To launch Set 7 in our Radical Thinkers series, we ran a competition last week to win a copy of every available book published in the series so far.
After a week of frenzied-question posting and a website crash in the face of Radical Thinkers popularity, I’m delighted to announce the winners and runners-up!
This competiton has now ended. See the winners, and answers to the questions, here
The notorious Radical Thinkers
competition is back, this time to celebrate the publication of Set 7. The prize: every available title in the collection! That is an entire library of radical thought from Althusser to Žižek; a total of some seventy plus books.
Fortnightly from the 9th of April, 2013, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, five engaging speakers will be introducing the thought of Ludwig Feuerbach, Simon Critchley, Max Horkheimer, Alain Badiou and Wilhelm Reich. These events will span themes from sexuality to economics, idealism to ethics, covered in the author’s books in the new set of Radical Thinkers.
Set 7, released this month, is the latest addition to the series. These beautifully designed books have been described by Owen Hatherley as “a compendium of left-wing philosophical and political thought.”
The following provides a brief introduction to the thinkers and offers some related preparatory materials.