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The Resource The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction, Alison Shonkwiler

The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction, Alison Shonkwiler

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The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction
Title
The financial imaginary
Title remainder
economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction
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Alison Shonkwiler
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the world has been reshaped since the 1970s by neoliberalism and globalization, increasing financial abstraction has presented a new political urgency for contemporary writers. Globalized finance, the return to Gilded Age levels of inequality, and the emergence of new technologies pose a similar challenge to the one faced by American social realists a century ago: making the virtualization of capitalism legible within the conventions of the realist novel. In The Financial Imaginary, Alison Shonkwiler reads texts by Richard Powers, Don DeLillo, Jane Smiley, Teddy Wayne, and Mohsin Hamid to examine how fiction confronts the formal and representational mystifications of the economic. As Shonkwiler shows, these contemporary writers navigate the social, moral, and class preoccupations of American "economic fiction" (as shaped by such writers as William Dean Howells, Henry James, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser), even as they probe the novel's inadequacies to tell the story of an increasingly abstract world system. Drawing a connection from historical and theoretical accounts of financialization to the formal contours of contemporary fiction, The Financial Imaginary examines the persistent yet vexed relationship between financial representation and the demands of literary realism. It argues that the novel is essential to understanding our relation to the mystifications of abstraction past and present" -- From the publisher
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Shonkwiler, Alison
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M54
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Money in literature
  • Finance in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Economics and literature
  • American fiction
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Economics and literature
  • Finance in literature
  • Money in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • United States
Label
The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction, Alison Shonkwiler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
957414102
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 164 pages
Isbn
9781517901523
Lccn
2016022211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957414102
Label
The financial imaginary : economic mystification and the limits of realist fiction, Alison Shonkwiler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
957414102
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 164 pages
Isbn
9781517901523
Lccn
2016022211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957414102

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