The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction / Alison Shonkwiler.
- Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 
xxxiii, 164 pages ; 22 cm
- 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.
Capitalism and literature.
Economics and literature.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- 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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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