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The waste fix : seizures of the sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos

Author: William G Little
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
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Through interdisciplinary engagement with fiction and popular culture, this book explores the philsophical, social, and aesthetic implications of twentieth-century America's obsession with  Read more...

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Named Person: Paul Auster; Upton Sinclair; Mark Leyner; Don DeLillo; Upton (1878-1968) Sinclair; Don (1936- ) DeLillo; Paul Auster; Upton Sinclair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Little
ISBN: 0415940532 9780415940535
OCLC Number: 49625352
Description: ix, 177 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Waste expectations --
Naturalism's shambling figure --
Joint anxiety --
Shit fits --
Blank posturing --
Sham(ble) fiction --
Melville's (un)flinching faith --
Nothing to go on : Paul Auster's cracked case --
Catching a break --
Nothing doing --
Absent-minded hunger --
Firing blanks --
(Mis)spelling disaster: faith in white noise --
Dis-astrologic --
Garbage disposal --
Void where prohibited --
Trash recollection --
Figuring out Mark Leyner : a waste of time --
The rush of the scandalous --
The warped writer --
The art of dispatch --
Putting off --
Backfire III : Hitting on The Sopranos.
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: William G. Little.
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"American culture is caught in a tension between the celebration of waste as conspicuous consumption and the abhorrence of waste, lingering from our Puritan foundation. Little suggests that American Read more...

 
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