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The Benjamin Files by Fredric Jameson
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Mar 22, 2022 | ISBN 9781839765575

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Praise

“Probably the finest cultural critic in the world … one of the great stylists among literary theorists, whose rolling waves of sentences unfurl in such leisurely fashion that the reader must take deep breaths, careful not to be dragged under before the next full stop arrives.”
—Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books

“Probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today … It can be truly said that nothing cultural is alien to him.”
—Colin MacCabe

“In The Benjamin Files, the high Jamesonian style is everywhere on display, with the slight difference that the prose in this book seems at once more forthright and more playful than in many of the older works.”
—Ian Balfour, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Jameson skilfully situates Benjamin within his immediate and wider contexts, and he is an attentive close reader, drawing out the tight, mutual links between form and content in Benjamin’s thought.”
Carolin Duttlinger, Times Literary Supplement

“Marvelous.”
David Carrier, Hyperallergic

“Alert to the finest of … nuances, Fredric Jameson has given us a Benjamin whose mental fulgurations can still illuminate a world blown backwards through the thickening dark.”
—Stuart Walton, Review 31

“In making his case, Jameson places Benjamin squarely within the Marxist tradition, while simultaneously retaining all that is unique and complex about his thinking.”
—Paul Stasi, Socialism & Democracy

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