The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction

The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction

by Alison Shonkwiler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452953939
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Alison Shonkwiler is associate professor of English at Rhode Island College and coeditor of Reading Capitalist Realism.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Representing Financial Abstraction in Fiction
1. Virtue Unrewarded: Financial Character in the Economic Novel
2. Reagonomic Realisms: Real Estate, Character, and Crisis in Jane Smiley’s Good Faith
3. Epic Compensations: Corporate Totality in Frank Norris’s The Octopus and Richard Powers’s Gain
4. Financial Sublime: Virtual Capitalism in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis
5. Liquid Realisms: Global Asymmetry and Mediation in Teddy Wayne’s Kapitoil and Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Epilogue: Literary Realism and Finance Capital
Notes
Index

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