Blank Fiction

Blank Fiction : Culture, Consumption and Contemporary American Narrative

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This study of the work of young American writers focuses on a group who appear to value superficiality over complexity, youth over experience,and "pulp" culture over the highbrow. Previously dismissed as nihilist Generation X no-hopers, Annesley attempts to position their work as an analysis of late 20th-century culture. Amongst the contemporary authors featured are Lynne Tillman, Dennis Cooper, Bret Easton Ellis, Douglas Coupland and Poppy Z. Brite.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215mm | 397g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes, references, bibliography, index
  • 0745310915
  • 9780745310916

About James Annesley

James Annesley currently teaches English and American Studies at the University of North London and Middlesex University.
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Table of contents

Introduction - what is blank fiction?; Dazeland confused - blank fiction as anti-capitalist satire; negotiating the popular; freewheeling in the free market; violence, commodification and the body; decadence and disquiet - blank fiction and the coming fin de siecle; conclusion - modern narrative and materialism.
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