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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. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Finance Fictions takes the measure of what it means to live in a world ruled by high finance by examining the tension between psychosis and realism that plays out in the contemporary finance novel. When the things traded at the center of the economy cease to be things at all, but highly abstracted speculations, how do we come to see the real? What sorts of narrative can accurately approach the actual workings of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arne De Boever
ISBN: 9780823279166 0823279162 9780823279173 0823279170
OCLC Number: 1002289285
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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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Finance Fictions examines the tension between psychosis and realism in the contemporary finance novel and shows that compared to earlier instances of the genre (Wolfe; Ellis), the 21st-century  Read more...

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