Crunch Lit (21st Century Genre Fiction) by Katy Shaw PDF

By Katy Shaw

The monetary obstacle of 2008 speedy gave upward thrust to a growing to be physique of fiction: "crunch lit". Populated through a number of unsympathetic characters and focused round banking associations, those 'recession writings' take the monetary predicament as their relevant narrative predicament to supply a brand new wave of literary and renowned writings that satirise the origins and results of contemporary lifestyles, client tradition and the credits growth. interpreting various texts from such writers as John Lanchester, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo, Sebastian Faulks and Bret Easton Ellis, this publication bargains the 1st wide-ranging consultant to this new style. Exploring the most important issues of the style and its antecedents in fictional representations of finance through the likes of Dickens, Conrad, Zola and Trollope, Crunch Lit additionally features a timeline of key old occasions, publications to extra and on-line assets and biographies of key authors. Supported through on-line assets, the e-book is a necessary learn for college students of twenty first century literature and culture.

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