The Prison-House of Language

The Prison-House of Language

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691214313

Category: Literary Criticism


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Fredric Jameson's survey of Structuralism and Russian Formalism is, at the same time, a critique of their basic methodology. He lays bare the presuppositions of the two movements, clarifying the relationship between the synchronic methods of Saussurean linguistics and the realities of time and history.