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Post-Modern Aura


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Post-Modern Aura

by NEWMAN (Author)



ISBN: 9780810106680


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"Inflation affects literary occupations and preoccupations quite as much as it does financial scrip." Starting from this premise, Charles Newman ventures forth on an irreverent, wide-ranging discussion of the"Post-Modern" attitude infiction, culture, and sensibility. Newman questions the "revolutionary" claims of avant-garde novelists and literary theorists, but he is no less critical of the argumentsof neoconservatives, neorealists, and advocates of "moralfiction." Newman argues that neither of these groups has confronted the unprecedented break with tradition entailed by an economics and culture of inflation. A combination ofcultural critique, literary criticism, economic forecast, and historical jeremiad, "The Post-Modern Aura "is finally a positive statement, celebrating "The Act of Fiction" and suggesting how the forces which have been devaluing it might be overcome."


ISBN 81010668
ISBN13 9780810106680
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 31/12/1985
Pages 203 pp
Weight (grammes) 440
Published in United States
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 140