Andrew Marzoni

Fredric Jameson, "Realism and Utopia in The Wire"

Added on by Andrew Marzoni.

I’m not always in agreement with Fred, but I really enjoyed this essay. At the very least, it helped me to further understand Frank Sobotka, who I’ve always seen as a sort of postmodern Willy Loman. I’m not sure where Jameson is going with the “post-racial” bit (that, in fact, makes me a little nervous), but aside from that, there are quite a few interesting ideas here.

Thanks to Robb to turning me on to this.