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THE ANCIENTS AND THE POSTMODERNS. Frederic Jameson. Verso, New Left Books, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 314 pp. with 16 ills. 25 x 16 cm. LC 2014-48484 ISBN 9781781685938 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 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, from "Eurotrash" in opera to Altman and East German literature): 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.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 163237
Hardcover $34.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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