Shopping in Space

Shopping in Space

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Shopping in Space takes a walk on the wild side of literature to analyse contemporary New York fiction. This is a fiction of urban depravity and moral decay: greed and deviancy, crime, bohemianism, sexual excess, nightlife and narcotics. From the glittering consumer circus of up-town Manhattan to the desperate strategies of the alienated and dispossessed, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to the creative artist. Young and Caveney provide a close reading of a number of writers including Bret Easton Ellis, Jay McInerney, Mary Gaitskill, Gary Indiana and Dennis Cooper. Shopping in Space is the literary history of a new generation - essential for all scholars of American literature as well as the general reader who seeks a future for fiction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 198mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852422556
  • 9781852422554
  • 2,489,614

About Graham Caveney

Elizabeth Young was brought up in Scotland but lived for most of her life in London. Her journalism appeared in numerous publications including The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian and The New Statesman. Elizabeth Young died in London in March 2001.show more

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