Shopping in Space

Shopping in Space : Essays on American 'Blank Generation' Fiction

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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.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 21mm | 300g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852422556
  • 9781852422554
  • 2,699,038

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?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
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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.
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