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Capitalist Realism: The 1987 Stock Market Crash and the New Proprietary of Tom Wolfe and Oliver Stone

Leigh Claire La Berge

in Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199372874
eISBN:
9780199372898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how finance began to stand in for “the economy” through the journalistic and realistic representation of the 1987 stock market crash. It is centered on Tom Wolfe’s novel The ... More


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