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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (26 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844676161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844676163
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Fredric Jameson is Americas leading Marxist critic. A prodigiously energetic thinker whose writings sweep majestically from Sophocles to science fiction. --Terry Eagleton

Probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today ...It can be truly said that nothing cultural is alien to him. --Colin MacCabe

Praise for Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism: One of the most persuasive cognitive maps of the evolution of culture in the West in the period from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. --J. M. Coetzee

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FREDRIC JAMESON is the Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Postmodernism, Archaeologies of the Future, Ideologies of Theory and Valences of the Dialectic.

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By A. Sharples on 1 April 2015
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A great book, and a useful adjunct to reading the Phenomenology.
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Short and Sweet 10 July 2010
By GB - Published on
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This book combines some very interesting insights and claims about the Phenomenology of Spirit with a short, lucid format - lucid if one is used to Jameson's long, sometimes baroque constructions. Despite its accessible length, the book can at times presuppose a surprising amount of familiarity with Hegel's book and the literature on it. Other times, however, Jameson slowly introduces a commentator, key claims, vocabulary, etc. in ways that are very accessible. As a result, in many ways it is an uneven read when it comes to accessibility. Those familiar with Hegel and such commentators as Kojeve will find it pleasantly breezy, with every few pages providing a very rich nugget of food for thought on many fronts philosophical, cultural, historical, political, and of course, scholarly. If one is already familiar with Hegel, I would highly recommend this quick read for its interesting insights into a Hegel who does not believe in teleology - in an ultimate moment of history, but rather one committed to the dynamism of human rationality, as each failed attempt of common sense and its derivatives struggles to rebound. In many ways, Jameson seems to argue that it is this struggle to rebound, not some ultimately derivative form of common sense (which Jameson identifies with Verstand), that constitutes Absolute Knowing.
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read it or be left behind 17 Mar. 2011
By barryb - Published on
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Jameson does to Hegel, what the "liberation theologians" did to moltmann's theology of hope. Therefore it is a very important book to read for any Hegelian scholar. This short book will take a slow and careful reading. Not a breeze, thankfully. Jameson is well read and has covered all the critical work on Hegel over the past 30 years. He uses the current language employed by today's Hegelian academic circle. And he generates a few new "significant words" of his own as a contribution. The academic climate continues to change regarding Hegel, about every 10 years. You better read and assimilate this if you want to be on board the next 10 years.
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I love it! 25 Dec. 2012
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I had to put the book down for about one week so I could order Phenomenology of the Spirit, itself, and now I am back in. This book is cited in Zizek work and Jameson gives insights that frankly differ positively in a National Spirit sort of way. There is a certain calm, as an American, when reading Jameson - an American literary critic
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