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Contemporary literature and the end of the novel : creature, affect, form

Author: Pieter Vermeulen
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While rumors of the imminent death of the novel are everywhere, this book shows how some of our most significant twenty-first century writers mobilize the idea of the end of the novel to reimagine the ethics and politics of literature. Writers like J.M. Coetzee, Teju Cole, and Tom McCarthy disturb the emotional scenarios through which the novel form traditionally operates in order to figure unregimented forms of  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Vermeulen, Pieter, 1980-
Contemporary literature and the end of the novel
(OCoLC)897882297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter Vermeulen
ISBN: 9781137414533 1137414537
OCLC Number: 898863761
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction:After-Affects --
1. Persistent Affect (Tom McCarthy, David Shields, Lars Iyer) --
2. Abandoned Creatures (J.M. Coetzee) --
3. Cosmopolitan Dissociation (Teju Cole) --
4. Epic Failures (Dana Spiotta, Hari Kunzru, Russell Banks) --
Coda: The Descent of the Novel (James Meek).
Responsibility: Pieter Vermeulen.

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This book explores the paradoxical productivity of the idea of the end of the novel in contemporary fiction. It shows how this idea allows some of our most significant twenty-first century writers to  Read more...

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