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At issue is precisely the triumphant narrative of Theory just rehearsed, one that is widely disseminated, though perhaps nowhere more succinctly and pugilistically than by Jameson: "[I]t is only in the dreary light of the old anti-intellectual distinction between the critical and the creative that the movement from Mayakovsky to Jakobson will seem a downward curve, or that from Brecht to Barthes, or from Joyce to Eco, from Proust to Deleuze" (85).
That's a humorous spin-analysis from the erstwhile Cincinnatian and pugilistically oriented Springer.
Pugilistically speaking, boxing has been a staple on HBO for decades and the network has televised dozens of memorable fights.