Coverart for item
The Resource Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction : legacies of the avant-garde, Rachele Dini

Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction : legacies of the avant-garde, Rachele Dini

Label
Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction : legacies of the avant-garde
Title
Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction
Title remainder
legacies of the avant-garde
Statement of responsibility
Rachele Dini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines manufactured waste and remaindered humans in literary critiques of capitalism by twentieth-century writers associated with the historical avant-garde and their descendants. Building on recent work in new materialism and waste studies, Rachele Dini reads waste as a process or phase amenable to interruption. From an initial exploration of waste and re-use in three Surrealist texts by Giorgio de Chirico, André Breton, and Mina Loy, Dini traces the conceptualization of waste in the writing of Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo. In exploring the relationship between waste, capitalism, and literary experimentation, this book shows that the legacy of the historical avant-garde is bound up with an enduring faith in the radical potential of waste. The first study to focus specifically on waste in the twentieth-century imagination, this is a valuable contribution to the expanding field of waste studies. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dini, Rachele
Dewey number
809/.93355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.D565 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Modern
  • Waste (Economics) in literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Waste (Economics) in literature
Label
Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction : legacies of the avant-garde, Rachele Dini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From Scavenging to Window-Shopping
  • Chapter Overviews
  • The Case for Pursuing "This Unattractive Occupation"
  • Notes
  • 2.
  • In Search of an Epiphany: Waste and the Historical Avant-Garde
  • The Enigmatic Side of Beings and Things": de Chirico's Hebdomeros
  • "Quite Unexpected, Quite Improbable": Andre Breton's Nadja
  • Human Waste and the Aesthetics of the "Economically nude": Mina Loy's Insel
  • Notes
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 3.
  • Samuel Beckett's personnes perdues: Human Waste in The Trilogy, Texts for Nothing, and How It Is
  • "[A]ll These Questions of Worth and Value": Partial Inventories, Failing Bodies
  • "[I]n the Rubbish Dump, When She Laid Her Hand Upon My Fly": Figurations of Human Waste
  • "[S]omewhere Someone Is Uttering": Dwelling and Speaking in Waste
  • Notes
  • 4.
  • Waste in Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, and William Gaddis
  • The Writing of "Dreck": Donald Barthelme's Snow White (1967)
  • "Things Playing a More Important Part Than People": Ballard's Urban Disaster Trilogy
  • 1.
  • "What America's All About, Waste Disposal and All": William Gaddis' JR (1975)
  • Notes
  • 5.
  • "Most of Our Longings Go Unfulfilled": DeLillo's Historiographical Readings of Landfill Waste and Nuclear Fallout
  • "Garbage for 20 Tears"
  • "Waste is the Secret History": Reading the Past
  • "Longing on a Large Scale": Nostalgia, Collecting, and Waste
  • "The Biggest Secrets": Fresh Kills, Consumerism, and the Cold War
  • "[A] Form of Counterhistory": Waste and Language
  • Notes
  • Introduction
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • "There Lies a Darker Narrative": Silicon Alley, Fresh Kills, and the Deep Web in Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge
  • Scavenging for "The Only Truthful Thing Civilisation Produced": Jonathan Miles' Want Not
  • "There's Always [An Oil Spill] Happening": Ubiquitous Waste and Pattern Seeking in Tom McCarthy's Satin Island
  • The Future of Waste
  • Notes
  • The Commodity
  • Waste and Recuperation
  • Human Waste
  • Symbols of Transience and Change
  • The Case for the Novel and for Descendants of the Avant-Garde
Control code
952789313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137590619
Lccn
2016955717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952789313
Label
Consumerism, waste, and re-use in twentieth-century fiction : legacies of the avant-garde, Rachele Dini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From Scavenging to Window-Shopping
  • Chapter Overviews
  • The Case for Pursuing "This Unattractive Occupation"
  • Notes
  • 2.
  • In Search of an Epiphany: Waste and the Historical Avant-Garde
  • The Enigmatic Side of Beings and Things": de Chirico's Hebdomeros
  • "Quite Unexpected, Quite Improbable": Andre Breton's Nadja
  • Human Waste and the Aesthetics of the "Economically nude": Mina Loy's Insel
  • Notes
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 3.
  • Samuel Beckett's personnes perdues: Human Waste in The Trilogy, Texts for Nothing, and How It Is
  • "[A]ll These Questions of Worth and Value": Partial Inventories, Failing Bodies
  • "[I]n the Rubbish Dump, When She Laid Her Hand Upon My Fly": Figurations of Human Waste
  • "[S]omewhere Someone Is Uttering": Dwelling and Speaking in Waste
  • Notes
  • 4.
  • Waste in Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, and William Gaddis
  • The Writing of "Dreck": Donald Barthelme's Snow White (1967)
  • "Things Playing a More Important Part Than People": Ballard's Urban Disaster Trilogy
  • 1.
  • "What America's All About, Waste Disposal and All": William Gaddis' JR (1975)
  • Notes
  • 5.
  • "Most of Our Longings Go Unfulfilled": DeLillo's Historiographical Readings of Landfill Waste and Nuclear Fallout
  • "Garbage for 20 Tears"
  • "Waste is the Secret History": Reading the Past
  • "Longing on a Large Scale": Nostalgia, Collecting, and Waste
  • "The Biggest Secrets": Fresh Kills, Consumerism, and the Cold War
  • "[A] Form of Counterhistory": Waste and Language
  • Notes
  • Introduction
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • "There Lies a Darker Narrative": Silicon Alley, Fresh Kills, and the Deep Web in Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge
  • Scavenging for "The Only Truthful Thing Civilisation Produced": Jonathan Miles' Want Not
  • "There's Always [An Oil Spill] Happening": Ubiquitous Waste and Pattern Seeking in Tom McCarthy's Satin Island
  • The Future of Waste
  • Notes
  • The Commodity
  • Waste and Recuperation
  • Human Waste
  • Symbols of Transience and Change
  • The Case for the Novel and for Descendants of the Avant-Garde
Control code
952789313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137590619
Lccn
2016955717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952789313

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...