The Hegel Variations (Hardcover)
On the Phenomenology of Spirit
Verso, 9781844676163, 144pp.
Publication Date: July 2, 2010
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Whereas other writers have interpreted the Phenomenology as a rigidly closed system, Jameson discovers it to be a more fluid, open-ended work. Hegel’s mind is revealed to be a less systematic mechanism than normally thought, one whose ideas never solidify into pure abstractions. The conclusion of the Phenomenology, on the aftermath of the French Revolution, is examined as a provisional stalemate between the political and the social—a situation from which Jameson draws important lessons for our own age.
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“Fredric Jameson is America’s leading Marxist critic. A prodigiously energetic thinker whose writings sweep majestically from Sophocles to science fiction.”
“Probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today … It can be truly said that nothing cultural is alien to him.”
“Jameson establishes the revisionist nature of his latest study from the very outset. For a work on a Hegel it is a conspicuously short but nonetheless fascinating work, one which encompasses all of the elliptical nuances, digressions and expansive inter-disciplinary scholarship which has characterized his past studies.”
—Glasgow Review of Books
“Variations shows how tenaciously Jameson wrestles with his angel to complicate further his relationship to Hegelian Marxism.”
—Peter Hitchcock, Mediations