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The Resource Cool characters : irony and American fiction, Lee Konstantinou

Cool characters : irony and American fiction, Lee Konstantinou

Label
Cool characters : irony and American fiction
Title
Cool characters
Title remainder
irony and American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Lee Konstantinou
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cool Characters tells the story of American political irony from World War II to the present: how irony came to seem politically subversive for American countercultural rebels; how mainstream culture allegedly co-opted countercultural irony; how irony became part of major critical theories of postmodernism; and how -- starting in the late 1980s -- innovative writers developed an idea of "postirony" with the hope of overcoming the political limitations of postmodern irony. To chart the shift from irony to postirony, and show what relationship culture has to politics, the book offers intensive analyses of important American countercultural figures: the hipster, the punk, a figure the author calls "the believer," the coolhunter, and the occupier; and new interpretations of important works by Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon, William S. Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Michael Muhammad Knight, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Alex Shakar, William Gibson, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Lethem, and Rachel Kushner."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konstantinou, Lee
Index
index present
LC call number
BH301.I7
LC item number
K66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irony
  • Counterculture
  • Irony in literature
  • Politics and culture
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Irony
  • Counterculture
  • Irony
  • Irony in literature
  • Irony
  • Politics and culture
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Ironie
  • Postmoderne
  • USA
Label
Cool characters : irony and American fiction, Lee Konstantinou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the character of irony -- Irony -- The hipster as critic -- Punk's positive dystopia -- Postirony -- How to be a believer -- The work of the coolhunter -- Conclusion: Manic pixie dream occupier
Control code
921611291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674967885
Lccn
2015033860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025682429
System control number
(OCoLC)921611291
Label
Cool characters : irony and American fiction, Lee Konstantinou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the character of irony -- Irony -- The hipster as critic -- Punk's positive dystopia -- Postirony -- How to be a believer -- The work of the coolhunter -- Conclusion: Manic pixie dream occupier
Control code
921611291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780674967885
Lccn
2015033860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025682429
System control number
(OCoLC)921611291

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