Fredric Jameson's constantly enriched reflections have become an essential reference point for all those attempting to grapple with the postmodern. However, until now, several of his key writings on the subject, from initial formulations to current developments, have been unavailable in an accessible form. This collection vividly illuminates the cultural turn of contemporary capitalism. Thus it includes his earliest insights, his responses to critics, his survey of alternative interpretations and his engagement with the cultural climate of the 1990s. The collection, introduced by Perry Anderson, includes a number of recent texts in which Jameson extends his method to new aspects of postmodern architecture and its relationship to political economy.
Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University, and the author of many classic works including Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism and Archaeologies of the Future. His Valences of the Dialectic is forthcoming from Verso.