Abstract

Fredric Jameson considers Angenot's work within a broader effort to elaborate a theory, or discern a model, applicable to the study of literary history as a "form" or "genre," and along the way assesses the (literary) work of the nineteenth century in light of 1889, a 1200 page "cube" he deems "a classic if anything ever was." Invoking approaches and works by Adorno, Bakhtin, Balzac, Benjamin, Flaubert, Foucault, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, and Zola, among others, and a range of ways in which Angenot's "story of the year" approach impacts their respective views, Jameson's assessment, like Angenot's, provocatively takes on the task of determining "how to forestall the grim closure of the synchronic and the definitive imprisonment in the past."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6636
Print ISSN
0893-5378
Pages
pp. 233-253
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Ceased Publication
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