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Jameson, Fredric (Author/Subject) & Buchanan, Ian (Editor). JAMESON ON JAMESON: CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURAL MARXISM. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of interviews. The single most accessible introduction to the ground-breaking and influential cultural criticism and philosophy of Fredric Jameson. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only by a University Press as part of the seminal "Post-Contemporary Interventions" Series. Without DJ, as issued. The First Edition is now rare. Presents "Jameson On Jameson: Conversations On Cultural Marxism". Packed with brilliant ideas, and more important, immensely approachable, readable, and riveting. Fredric Jameson speaks, eloquently, in his own voice, which voice he has consciously and actively suppressed in his dense, academic writings. "One of the most influential literary and cultural critics writing today. A theoretical innovator whose ideas about the intersections of politics and culture have reshaped the critical landscape across the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together interviews conducted between 1982 and 2005, 'Jameson On Jameson' is a compellingly candid introduction to his thought for those new to it and a rich source of illumination and clarification for those seeking deeper understanding. Discusses his intellectual and political preoccupations, most prominently his commitment to Marxism as a way of critiquing capitalism and the culture it has engendered. He explains many of his key concepts, including postmodernism, the dialectic, meta-commentary, the political unconscious, the utopian, cognitive mapping, and spatialization. Displays Jameson's extraordinary grasp of contemporary culture: Architecture, art, cinema, literature, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, and urban geography as well as the challenge that the geographic reach of his thinking poses to the Euro-centricity of the West. Elicit Jameson's reflections on the broad international significance of his ideas and their applicability and implications in different cultural and political contexts, including the present phase of globalization" (Publisher's blurb). "You have to remember that the intellectuals in the 1960's were 95 percent Marxists. Today, 89 percent are anti-Marxist" (Fredric Jameson). Jameson himself being perhaps the most eminent American "hold-out", who makes a serious (and at its best, persuasive) case for Marx's continuing relevance as cultural critique. An absolute "must-have" title for Fredric Jameson collectors. This title is a great collection. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is, quite simply, the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. Please note: The Hardcover Edition was issued without a DJ. A rare copy thus. One of the most important and influential American critic/thinkers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO SLAVOJ ZIZEK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $150.00

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