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The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction / Alison Shonkwiler.

Author/Creator:
Shonkwiler, Alison, author.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xxxiii, 164 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Money in literature.
Finance in literature.
Realism in literature.
Capitalism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Economics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American fiction.
Capitalism and literature.
Economics and literature.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents:
Introduction: Representing financial abstraction in fiction
Virtue unrewarded: financial character in the economic novel
Reagonomic realisms: real estate, character, and crisis in Jane Smiley's Good faith
Epic compensations: corporate totality in Frank Norris's The octopus and Richard Powers's Gain
Financial sublime: virtual capitalism in Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis
Liquid realisms: global asymmetry and mediation in Teddy Wayne's Kapitoil and Mohsin Hamid's How to get filthy rich in raising Asia
Epilogue: Literary realism and finance capital.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781517901516
1517901510
9781517901523
1517901529
OCLC:
957414102
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