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The Resource Degenerative realism : novel and nation in twenty-first-century France, Christy Wampole

Degenerative realism : novel and nation in twenty-first-century France, Christy Wampole

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Degenerative realism : novel and nation in twenty-first-century France
Title
Degenerative realism
Title remainder
novel and nation in twenty-first-century France
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Christy Wampole
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Language
eng
Summary
"A new strain of realism has arisen in France. Novels that contain it represent diverse fears-immigration and demographic change, radical Islam, feminism, new technologies, globalization, American capitalism, and the European Union-but these books, often best-sellers, share crucial affinities. In their dystopian visions, the collapse of France, Europe, and Western civilization is portrayed as all but certain and the literary mode of realism begins to break down. Above all, they depict a degenerative force whose effects on the nation and on reality itself can be felt. Examining key novels by Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder, Aurélien Bellanger, Yann Moix, and other French writers, Christy Wampole identifies and critiques this emergent tendency toward "degenerative realism." She considers the ways these writers draw on social science, the New Journalism of the 1960s, political pamphlets, reportage, and social media to construct an atmosphere of disintegration and decline. Wampole maps how degenerative realist novels explore a world contaminated by conspiracy theories, mysticism, and misinformation, responding to the internet age's confusion between fact and fiction with a lament for the loss of the real and an unrelenting emphasis on the role of the media in crafting reality. In a time of widespread populist anxieties over the perceived decline of the French nation, this book diagnoses the literary symptoms of today's reactionary revival"--
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1977-
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Wampole, Christy
Dewey number
843/.9209355
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ683
LC item number
.W36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
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  • French fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Realism in literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Despair in literature
  • Despair in literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • French fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Realism in literature
  • France
  • Französisch
  • Literatur
  • Nationalismus
  • Fremdenfeindlichkeit
  • Réalité
  • Littérature et société
  • Littérature française
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Degenerative realism : novel and nation in twenty-first-century France, Christy Wampole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What Is Degenerative Realism? -- Demography and Survival in Twenty-First-Century France -- Endarkenment from the Minitel to the Internet -- Real-Time Realism, Part 1: Journalistic Immediacy -- Real-Time Realism, Part 2: Le roman post-pamphlétaire -- Conclusion: Novel as Nation: Forms of Parallel Decay
Control code
1127655554
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780231185165
Lccn
2019058751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127655554
Label
Degenerative realism : novel and nation in twenty-first-century France, Christy Wampole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: What Is Degenerative Realism? -- Demography and Survival in Twenty-First-Century France -- Endarkenment from the Minitel to the Internet -- Real-Time Realism, Part 1: Journalistic Immediacy -- Real-Time Realism, Part 2: Le roman post-pamphlétaire -- Conclusion: Novel as Nation: Forms of Parallel Decay
Control code
1127655554
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780231185165
Lccn
2019058751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127655554

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