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Literature and the Creative Economy

Author: Sarah Brouillette
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art of literary authorship. It shows how contemporary literature has been involved in and has responded to creative-economy phenomena, including the presentation of artists as models of contentedly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Brouillette
ISBN: 9780804792431 0804792437
OCLC Number: 1198930100
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (248 p.)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. The Creative Class and Cultural Governance --
2. Work as Art / Art as Life --
3. The Psychology of Creativity --
4. Economy and Pathology in Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger and Monica Ali's In the Kitchen --
5. Economy and Authenticity in Daljit Nagra's Look We Have Coming to Dover! and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani --
6. The Strange Case of the Writer-Consultant --
7. Valuing the Arts in Ian McEwan's Saturday --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Responsibility: Sarah Brouillette.
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This is the first book to consider what ideas about the creative economy derive from historic conceptions of the work of literary authorship and the first to discuss what writers make of the  Read more...


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