Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332109 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332116 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Fredric Jameson

The Project of Dialectical Criticism

Robert T. Tally

Fredric Jameson

Robert T. Tally

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332109 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332116 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Fredric Jameson is the most important Marxist critic in the world today. While consistently operating at the cutting edge of literary and cultural studies, Jameson has remained committed to seemingly old-fashioned philosophical discourses, most notably dialectical criticism and utopian thought.

In Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism, Robert Tally surveys Jameson’s entire oeuvre, from his early studies of Sartre and formal criticism through his engagements with postmodernism and globalisation to his recent readings of Hegel, Marx and the valences of the dialectic.

The book is both a comprehensive critical guide to Jameson’s theoretical project and itself a convincing argument for the power of dialectical criticism to understand the world today.

Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Jameson as Educator
1. “… the dialectic requires you to say everything simultaneously …”
2 The Task of the Translator
3 The Untranscendable Horizon
4 The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
5 Cognitive Mapping and Globalization
6 The Thing about Modernity
7 Other Spaces are Possible
Conclusion: Reading Jameson
Notes
Index

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"Jameson is one of the most influential and significant literary critics of the last sixty years, and Tally offers a clear, organized survey of Jameson's work from its beginnings to his recent book on Karl Marx’s Capital. . . . Readers unfamiliar with Jameson will discover where they might want to start exploring his oeuvre, and readers with more experience will find a valuable review. Highly recommended."
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