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The anxiety of obsolescence : the American novel in the age of television

Author: Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"It almost goes without saying that the rise in popularity of television has killed the audience for "serious" literature. This is such a given that reading Fitzpatrick's challenge to this notion can be very disconcerting, as she traces the ways in which a small cadre of writers of "serious" literature--DeLillo, Pynchon, and Franzen, for instance--have propagated this myth in order to set themselves up as the last
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen, 1967-
Anxiety of obsolescence.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607671765
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 0826515193 0826515207 9780826515209 9780826515193
OCLC Number: 62281421
Description: x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The anxiety of obsolescence --
Three discourses on the age of television --
Machine --
Spectacle --
Network --
Obsolescence, the marginal, and the popular.
Responsibility: Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
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