The Antinomies of Realism
Will Fredric Jameson point out a new endgame for realism that frees us from having to use the silly word "postmodernism"? Or will there be lots of unfalsifiable assertions about the nature of the literary detail in the age of global capitalism? Find out in this gripping new tract from the author of Representing 'Capital.'
I normally try to avoid anything that sounds like it's about the "death of the book" or "the end of reading," but I've had so many conversations with friends about whether quick-scan Internet reading is affecting our ability to read slowly and closely that I feel compelled to mention this book, which HUP is advertising as "a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying reading experience, and who wants to sharpen reading skills and improve concentration"—self-help for the harried reader?
Bibliophiles rejoice: everyone who has ever been picky about their choice of paper, can feel paper weight by touch, or knows their vellum from their parchment now has a go-to book, after decades of being relegated to subchapters of bibliography manuals. The big question, of course, is what kind of paper is Knopf printing this book on?