The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms

The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms


Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire

excessive modernism is now as faraway from us as antiquity used to be for the Renaissance. Such is the idea of Fredric Jameson’s significant new paintings within which modernist works, this time in portray (Rubens) and tune (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted opposed to late-modernist ones (in movie) in addition to a number of postmodern experiments (from SF to The Wire, from “Eurotrash” in opera to Altman and East German literature): all of which try, of their alternative ways, to invent new types to know a selected social totality. through the old sessions, argues Jameson, the query of narrative persists via its a number of formal alterations and metamorphoses.

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