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Jameson, Frederic

Fredric Jameson is generally considered to be one of the foremost contemporary Marxist literary critics writing in English. He has published a wide range of works analyzing literary and cultural texts and developing his own neo-Marxist theoretical position. A prolific writer, he has assimilated an astonishing number of theoretical discourses into his project and has intervened in many contemporary debates while analyzing a diversity of cultural texts, ranging from the novel to video, from architecture to postmodernism.

Born in 1934, Jameson grew up in southern New Jersey and attended Haverford College, where he majored in French. He then went to Yale, where he received a PhD for a dissertation on Jean-Paul Sartre, which became his first book, Sartre: Origin of a Style (1961). After intense study ...

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