Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)

Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)


Digital and digital applied sciences that act as extensions of bodies and minds are altering how we are living, imagine, act, and write. a few welcome those advancements as bringing people toward unified cognizance and everlasting lifestyles. Others fear that invasive globalized applied sciences threaten to break the self and the area. no matter if feared or wanted, those strategies impress feelings that experience lengthy fueled the spiritual mind's eye, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an period mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman.

William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who discover this phenomenon completely of their paintings. attractive the works of every in dialog, Mark C. Taylor discusses their refined representations of recent media, communications, info, and digital applied sciences and their transformative results at the self and society. He makes a speciality of Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the darkish, Danielewski's condo of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interaction of expertise and faith of their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their demanding principles and artistic kinds display the interesting methods non secular pursuits have an effect on rising applied sciences and the way, in flip, those applied sciences advisor non secular aspirations. To learn those novels from this attitude is to work out them and the realm anew.

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