Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism

Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism

Rachel Greenwald Smith


Rachel Greenwald Smith's impact and American Literature within the Age of Neoliberalism examines the connection among American literature and politics within the 20th- and twenty-first centuries. Smith contends that the illustration of feelings in modern fiction emphasizes the private lives of characters at a time while there's an unparalleled, and sometimes harmful, specialize in the person in American existence. via readings of works through Paul Auster, Karen Tei Yamashita, Ben Marcus, Lydia Millet, and others who degree experiments within the courting among feeling and shape, Smith argues for the centrality of a counter-tradition in modern literature all for impersonal emotions: emotions that problem the neoliberal concept that feelings are the valuables of the self.

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