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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."
|Publisher||Northwestern University Press|
|Published in||United States|