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Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism : Contemporary Satire

By: Matthews, Graham.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Continuum Literary Studies: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (209 p.).ISBN: 9781441134394.Subject(s): Desire in literature | Ethics in literature | Fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Postmodernism (Literature) | SatireGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism : Contemporary SatireDDC classification: 809.3/9357 | 809.39357 LOC classification: PN3347 .M27 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half title; Series page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Fear and Uncertainty in Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park; 2. Nihilism and the Sublime in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club; 3. Revolution and the Multitude in J. G. Ballard's Millennium People; 4. Ethics and Aesthetics in Will Self's Dorian: An Imitation; 5. Sex Tourism and the Politics of Enjoyment in Michel Houellebecq's Platform; 6. Feminism, Satire and Critique in the Work of Tama Janowitz; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previous decade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics and aesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art form or critical methodology might take its place.  Exploring the work of six contemporary novelists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk - Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions into six key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics, enjoymen
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Cover; Half title; Series page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Fear and Uncertainty in Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park; 2. Nihilism and the Sublime in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club; 3. Revolution and the Multitude in J. G. Ballard's Millennium People; 4. Ethics and Aesthetics in Will Self's Dorian: An Imitation; 5. Sex Tourism and the Politics of Enjoyment in Michel Houellebecq's Platform; 6. Feminism, Satire and Critique in the Work of Tama Janowitz; Notes; Bibliography; Index

What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previous decade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics and aesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art form or critical methodology might take its place.  Exploring the work of six contemporary novelists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk - Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions into six key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics, enjoymen

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Graham Matthews is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at NewcastleUniversity,UK.

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