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The death of things : ephemera and the American novel

Sarah L. Wasserman (Author)
"Sarah Wasserman delivers the first comprehensive study addressing the role ephemera played in twentieth-century fiction and its relevance to contemporary digital culture. Creating an alternate literary history of the twentieth century, The Death of Things delivers an insightful and idiosyncratic journey through objects that were once vital but are now forgotten"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2020
Criticism, interpretation, etc
296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781517909789, 9781517909772, 1517909783, 1517909775
Introduction: The Death of Things
Yesterday's Tomorrowland : E.L. Doctorow, Michael Chabon, and the 1939 World's Fair
Counterhistory, Counterfact, Counterobject : Philip K. Dick, Philip Roth, and the Second World War
Zoned Out : Chester Himes, Ralph Ellison, and Urban Infrastructure
Timed, Stamped : Thomas Pynchon's Media Systems
The Disorder of Things : Marilynne Robinson's Transient Women
Ephemeral gods, Billboard Saints : Don DeLillo's Apparitions
Coda: The Afterlife of Things: Ephemera in the Digital Age