- Series: Radical Thinkers (Book 13)
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Verso (January 17, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184467570X
- ISBN-13: 978-1844675708
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Aesthetics and Politics (Radical Thinkers) Paperback – January 17, 2007
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It is an excellent primer for anyone studying 20th century criticism or interested in Marxist cultural critique. However, if a reader is to use this text as their only look at Marxist criticism, they should be warned that this book does not reflect the full range of the mature work of several of the writers involved, in particular Adorno and Benjamin, both of whom dealt forcefully with problems well outside the confines of this collection; and such reader should also be aware that that the Marxist tradition contains texts, such as those within the aforementioned French post-war tradition, that take the line of discussion into entirely different directions. Jameson's editorial essay is a welcome contemporary contribution and will be of great use to the student or newcomer to this line of discourse. The essays are relatively accessible, though it is important to have some sense of the historical context and experience of the literature and artworks discussed. A good upper division or graduate level text.