Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative

Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative

by Patrick O'Donnell
     
 

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Uses a discussion of contemporary films and literary works to present an understanding of paranoia as a defining element in postmodern late-capitalist structure.See more details below

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Uses a discussion of contemporary films and literary works to present an understanding of paranoia as a defining element in postmodern late-capitalist structure.

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ISBN-13:
9780822380641
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
10/06/2000
Series:
New Americanists
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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Louis A. Renza
Latent Destinies provides a smartly informed paradigm for understanding postmodern U.S. narratives, both aesthetic and theoretical. Examining a representative sample of these, O'Donnell finds that they indulge a cultural paranoia that wags the tail of their late-capitalist bête noire.
—(Louis A. Renza, Dartmouth College)
Alan Nadel
Latent Destinies provides a careful, lucid, insightful analysis of a number of works of contemporary American authors and filmmakers, and situates their work within a complex theoretical matrix of social connections that enhance our understanding not only of the works under discussion but also of the conditions of contemporary American culture in which those works circulate.
—(Alan Nadel, author of Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism and the Atomic Age)

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