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Fredric Jameson born April 14, is an American literary critic , philosopher and Marxist political theorist.
- Briefs on Terry Eagleton's Capitalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism
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Briefs on Terry Eagleton's Capitalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism
Therefore, it is explicitly a critique of the late Capitalism that implies a proposition of another system, may be a new justification which requires a re-consideration of the Marxist project. Ironically enough, despite being the foremost Marxist critic who is explicitly opposed to Postmodernism, Eagleton makes use of some of the postmodern techniques in some of his works in order to redirect the attention to the Marxist enterprise. As a matter of fact, he uses the postmodern techniques only to deconstruct them. As a true Marxist theorist and critic, Eagleton uses and abuses the postmodernist trajectory. Hence, not only does he attack Postmodernism from outside as a sincere Marxist, but he also abuses it from inside under the cloak of a postmodernist writer. There is no doubt that Terry Eagleton b. As the most significant and prolific figure in contemporary British literary criticism, when we examine a volume of critical writings by Terry Eagleton we can realize that no one explains critical theory with greater clarity and cogency than he does.
This almost makes me wish that I'd stuck around for the second half of the book. I couldn't get past the cynical, "buy low, sell high" feeling that I got from it, nor could I keep reading those zingers, which came far too often and fell far too flat for me most of the time. It almost pains me to put books away unfinished, but I just got to the point with AT where I couldn't keep going Collin, Yes, the first half of the book seemed kind of useless to me too. I'd gotten to about page when I went to my department's seminar to discuss the book.
In his article 'Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism' (NLR ), Fredric Jameson argues that pastiche, rather than parody.
What is parodied by postmodernist culture, with its dissolution of art into the prevailing forms of commodity production, is nothing less than the revolutionary art of the twentieth-century avant garde. It is as though postmodernism represents the cynical belated revenge wreaked by bourgeois culture upon its revolutionary antagonists, whose utopian desire for a fusion of art and social praxis is seized, distorted and jeeringly turned back upon them as dystopian reality. I say it is as though postmodernism effects such a parody, because Jameson is surely right to claim that in reality it is blankly innocent of any such devious satirical impulse, and is entirely devoid of the kind of historical memory which might make such a disfiguring self-conscious.
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