Shopping in Space : Essays on American 'Blank Generation' Fiction
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.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 127 x 198 x 21mm | 300g
- 15 Sep 1992
- Profile Books Ltd
- Serpent's Tail
- London, United Kingdom
?A definitive work of contemporary cultural criticism? New Statesman ?Succeeds in making literary criticism a good read? Guardian ?The only critic on the planet to accuse Ellis of morality. And she?s right? Seattle Weekly
About Graham Caveney
Graham Caveney lectures at the University of East Anglia. His articles have appeared in The Face, NME and GQ, among many others. He lives in Nottingham.