Introduction Part 1: 1. Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture 2. Class and Allegory in Contemporary Mass Culture: Dog Day Afternoon as a Political Film 3. Diva and French Socialism 4. 'In the destructive element immerse': Hans-Jurgen Syberberg and Cultural Revolution 5. Historicism in The Shining 6. Allegorizing Hitchcock 7. On Magic Realism in Film Part 2: 8. The Existence of Italy Notes Index
Fredric Jameson is one of the most respected cultural critics working in America today and one of postmodernism's most savage critics. Currently William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, he is the author of The Political Unconscious.
'Jameson aptly demonstrates why he remains among the most significant literary theorists of the late twentieth century.' - Philosophy and Literature