History and Refusal

History and Refusal

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This book examines the ways in which John Gardner's 'October Light', Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho', Thomas Pynchon's 'Vineland', Mark Leyner's 'Et Tu Babe', Bobbie Ann Mason's 'In Country' and Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' formulate critiques of a late-capitalist consumer culture proclaimed in recent years to be all but unassailable.... her own family and neighbors against thinking (an older generationa#39;s politics aquot; have nothing to do with heraquot;; shea#39;s aquot;weirdaquot; to think they do). ... 89 Such readings, though, miss at least two things: (1) that much minimalist fiction (Raymond Carvera#39;s or Frederick Barthelmea#39;s, ... prevent historical awareness by precluding aquot; deepaquot; analysis or by failing to aquot;excite, agitate or arouseaquot; 134 HISTORY AND REFUSAL.

Title:History and Refusal
Author: Stephen N. doCarmo
Publisher:Associated University Presse - 2009

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