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Finance fictions : realism and psychosis in a time of economic crisis

Author: Arne De Boever
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Finance Fictions examines the tension between psychosis and realism in thecontemporary finance novel and shows that compared to earlier instances of thegenre (Wolfe; Ellis), the 21st-century finance novel (Alger; Harris;Houellebecq; Lerner) develops a new realist approach to a contemporary economyof financial instruments and automated trading.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017054124
(OCoLC)1002289285
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arne De Boever
ISBN: 9780823279197 0823279197
OCLC Number: 1021035705
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Revisiting The bonfire of the vanities --
Psychotic realism in (American) psycho --
Financial realism in the Fear index --
The financial universe (after Meillassoux) --
Michel Houellebecq, finance novelist --
Financing the novel: Ben Lerner's 10:04 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Arne De Boever.

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