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.
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The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms
Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume One
Late Marxism: Adorno, Or, The Persistence of the Dialectic
The Antinomies of Realism
Postmodernism: or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
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