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David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Jeffrey Severs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What do we value? Why do we value it? And in a neoliberal age, can morality ever displace money as the primary means of defining value? These are the questions that drove David Foster Wallace, a ... More


Conclusion

James Peacock

in Jonathan Lethem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719082672
eISBN:
9781781706299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082672.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The conclusion returns to some of the themes of the introduction, including genre and ethics. It suggests that Lethem, while attempting to make a mockery of convenient labels, might be regarded as ... More


Introduction: contemporary criticism and the untimely

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introduction outlines the critical aims of the study, identifying the authors covered and placing them within the context of post-millennial writing in Britain. It also centrally addresses the ... More


Conclusion: Against the Grain

Beci Carver

in Granular Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709923
eISBN:
9780191780196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The book concludes by presenting the embrace of discoherence as a counterintuitive one for writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


We Have Never Been Neoliberal: Critique’s Complicity, Capitulation’s Promise

Mitchum Huehls

in After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction provides background on the concept of neoliberalism and lays out what I describe as the neoliberal circle—that is, neoliberalism’s ability to align both sides of a political debate ... More


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