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Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Arne De Boever

Abstract

Building on both established and emerging discussions of literature and finance, Finance Fictions takes the measure of the tension between psychosis and realism in the contemporary finance novel. Revisiting such twentieth-century classics of the genre as Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, this book considers that the twenty-first-century is witnessing the birth of a new kind of finance novel that in the face of an ongoing economic crisis, ever more frequent market crashes, and the politics of austerity, pursues a more realist approach to the actual ... More

Keywords: Ellis, finance, financial fiction, Harris, Houellebecq, Lerner, Meillassoux, psychosis, realism, Wolfe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823279166
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arne De Boever, author
California Institute of the Arts