Post-Modern Aura: The Act of Fiction in an Age of Inflation

Post-Modern Aura: The Act of Fiction in an Age of Inflation

by Charles Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 081010668X

ISBN-13: 9780810106680

Pub. Date: 04/01/1985

Publisher: Northwestern University Press


"Inflation affects literary occupations and preoccupations quite as much as it does financial scrip." Starting from this premise, Charles Newman ventures forth on an irreverent, wide-ranging discussion of the "Post-Modern" attitude in fiction, culture, and sensibility. Newman questions the "revolutionary" claims of avant-garde novelists and literary…  See more details below

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"Inflation affects literary occupations and preoccupations quite as much as it does financial scrip." Starting from this premise, Charles Newman ventures forth on an irreverent, wide-ranging discussion of the "Post-Modern" attitude in fiction, culture, and sensibility. Newman questions the "revolutionary" claims of avant-garde novelists and literary theorists, but he is no less critical of the arguments of neoconservatives, neorealists, and advocates of "moral fiction." Newman argues that neither of these groups has confronted the unprecedented break with tradition entailed by an economics and culture of inflation. A combination of cultural critique, literary criticism, economic forecast, and historical jeremiad, The Post-Modern Aura is finally a positive statement, celebrating "The Act of Fiction" and suggesting how the forces which have been devaluing it might be overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810106680
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1985
Edition description:
1
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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