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The Resource Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer, Richard Godden

Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer, Richard Godden

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Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer
Title
Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer
Statement of responsibility
Richard Godden
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fictions of Capital situates manners and writing about manners in the context of American capitalism between 1880 and 1960, a period that runs from the onset of the sales culture to its war-prompted crisis point in the 1960s. The work of various economic theorists and historians is used to establish two of capitalism's deeper narratives: the plot to accumulate and expand resources (1880 to the First World War), and the plot to ensure reproduction of the expanded resources (preoccupying late capitalism, but already an issue for market leaders in the 1920s). James and Fitzgerald are read as the key novelists of bourgeois affluence, their juxtaposition covers the scope of Incorporation, from the initial accumulation to the problems of how accumulations are to be reproduced. The relation between Fitzgerald and Mailer is explored as a way into new tensions in the growth imperative, resolved though the linking of Destruction, or the permanent arms economy, to Desire, or the ubiquitous shop-window, as a capitalist incentive. Essays on Hemingway as the laureate of 'capitalist realism', and on Southern writing during the 1930s as providing a poetics of anti-development, complete an account of the related histories of fictional and economic forms within a consumerist culture
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1946-
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Godden, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • Capitalism and literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Tate, Allen
  • Ransom, John Crowe
  • James, Henry
  • Faulkner, William
Label
Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer, Richard Godden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-284) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some slight shifts in the manner of the novel of manners -- 'You've got to see it, feel it, smell it, hear it, ' buy it: Hemingway's commercial forms -- The great Gatsby, glamour on the turn -- Money makes manners make man make woman: Tender is the night, a familiar romance? -- Iconic narratives: or, how three Southerners fought the second civil war -- Fordism: from desire to destruction (an historical interlude) -- Why are we in Vietnam?: because the buck mustn't stop -- Fordism, voiced and unvoiced: Mailer's vocalism and Armies of the night -- Armies of the night: a familiar romance?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780521381314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fictions of capital: the American novel from James to Mailer, Richard Godden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some slight shifts in the manner of the novel of manners -- 'You've got to see it, feel it, smell it, hear it, ' buy it: Hemingway's commercial forms -- The great Gatsby, glamour on the turn -- Money makes manners make man make woman: Tender is the night, a familiar romance? -- Iconic narratives: or, how three Southerners fought the second civil war -- Fordism: from desire to destruction (an historical interlude) -- Why are we in Vietnam?: because the buck mustn't stop -- Fordism, voiced and unvoiced: Mailer's vocalism and Armies of the night -- Armies of the night: a familiar romance?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780521381314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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