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- DescriptionWhat 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 examine what art form or critical methodology might take its place. Exploring the work of six contemporary velists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Jawitz 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 invative 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.
- Author BiographyGraham Matthews is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at NewcastleUniversity,UK.
- Author(s)Graham Matthews
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/11/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleContinuum Literary Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight261 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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