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Descrizione dell’editore

What

is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previous

decade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics and

aesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art form

or critical methodology might take its place. 

Exploring

the work of six contemporary novelists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will

Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk - Ethics and

Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions into

six key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics,

enjoyment and feminism. The book goes on to develop an innovative critical

methodology which reinvigorates the ability of art and literature to engage in

ideological critique. Rather than valorising separatism, plurality or

indeterminacy, this approach delivers a critical framework which enacts a

radical de-centering of the fundamental coordinates of contemporary society.

GENERE
Fiction e letteratura
PUBBLICATO
2012
26 aprile
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
208
EDITORE
Continuum
DIMENSIONE
825.2
KB

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