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Jameson's View of the Third World Literature

Bin Ma

Abstract


Jameson takes the political system as the standard to classify the three worlds. He thinks that the first world literature is more mature and perfect than the second and third world literature in terms of literary types and theoretical research. The nationalism that the second and third worlds are keen to explore has been cleared up in the first world and has long been out of date. What they can do is to accept the influence of American principles of free market and postmodernism. He asserted that the first world literature was the competitor and criterion of measuring the achievement of that of the third world. The result was undoubtedly disappointing. It was due to his identity and a higher self-positioning as the first world critic.

Keywords


Jameson; the third world; literature

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References


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/le.v9i6.1281

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