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Author: Graham Matthews
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2012.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
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What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previousdecade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics andaesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art formor critical methodology might take its place. Exploringthe work of six contemporary novelists Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, WillSelf, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk  Read more...
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Matthews, Graham.
Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism : Contemporary Satire.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Matthews
ISBN: 9781441134394 1441134395
OCLC Number: 793996898
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half title; Series page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Fear and Uncertainty in Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park; 2. Nihilism and the Sublime in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club; 3. Revolution and the Multitude in J.G. Ballard's Millennium People; 4. Ethics and Aesthetics in Will Self's Dorian: An Imitation; 5. Sex Tourism and the Politics of Enjoyment in Michel Houellebecq's Platform; 6. Feminism, Satire and Critique in the Work of Tama Janowitz; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.

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What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previousdecade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics andaesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art formor critical methodology might take its place. Exploringthe work of six contemporary novelists Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, WillSelf, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk Ethics andDesire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions intosix key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics, enjoyment and feminism.

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