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Allegory and ideology / by Fredric Jameson.

Author/Creator:
Jameson, Fredric author.
Publication:
London : Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Allegory.
Ideology in literature.
Allegory.
Ideology in literature.
Summary:
"This major new work by Fredric Jameson is not a book about 'method,' but it does propose a dialectic capable of holding together in one breath the heterogeneities that reflect our biological individualities, our submersion in collective history and class struggle, and our alienation to a disembodied new world of information and abstraction. Eschewing the arid secularities of philosophy, Walter Benjamin once recommended the alternative of the rich figurality of an older theology; in that spirit we here return to the antiquated Ptolemaic systems of ancient allegory and its multiple levels (a proposal first sketched out in The Political Unconscious); it is tested against the epic complexities of the overtly allegorical works of Dante, Spenser and the Goethe of Faust II, as well as symphonic form in music, and the structure of the novel, postmodern as well as Third World: about which a notorious essay on National Allegory is here reprinted with a theoretical commentary; and an allegorical history of emotion is meanwhile rehearsed from its contemporary, geopolitical context"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Preface : allegory and ideology
Historical : the ladder of allegory
Psychological : emotional infrastructures
Psychoanalytic : Hamlet with Lacan
Musical : an allegorical symphony : Mahler's sixth
Political : national allegory
Poetic : Spenser and the crisis of personification
Epic : Dante and space
Dramatic : Faust and the messages of historicism
Literary : allegoresis in postmodernity.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781788730259
1788730259
9781788730457
9781788730440
OCLC:
1040191215
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