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The Resource Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation, John Johnston

Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation, John Johnston

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Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation
Title
Information multiplicity
Title remainder
American fiction in the age of media saturation
Statement of responsibility
John Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Information Multiplicity, Johnston describes how fractalized realism has redefined thought itself - from the High Modernist "stream of consciousness" into what the machine philosopher Daniel Dennett refers to as "multiple drafts" or "circuits" operating concurrently in the human brain. In a series of close readings, Johnston traces how such a viral influx of information into human consciousness has been replicated in works by Thomas Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow and Vineland), Joseph McElroy (Lookout Cartridge), William Gaddis (JR), Don DeLillo (Libra), and William Gibson (Neuromancer)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, John
Dewey number
813/.5409356
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M43
LC item number
J64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Mass media and literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Technology and civilization in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Information technology
  • Information science in literature
  • Mass media
Label
Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation, John Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-296) 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
Pt. I. Writing (in) the machinic universe -- The literary assemblage: writing machines and late capitalism -- Information and mediality: the novel as psychic apparatus -- Pt. II. The novel of information multiplicity -- Rocket-state assemblage: gravity's rainbow -- Narration, delirium, machinic consciousness: lookout cartridge -- capitalism and entropic flow: JR -- Pt. III. The novel of media assemblages -- Fictions of the culture medium: the novels of Don DeLillo -- An American book of the dead: media and spectral life in Vineland -- The disappearance of media: cyberspace in neuromancer -- Coda "Change for the Machines": the complexity of bodies in Synners
Control code
37400902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801857041
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Information multiplicity : American fiction in the age of media saturation, John Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-296) 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
Pt. I. Writing (in) the machinic universe -- The literary assemblage: writing machines and late capitalism -- Information and mediality: the novel as psychic apparatus -- Pt. II. The novel of information multiplicity -- Rocket-state assemblage: gravity's rainbow -- Narration, delirium, machinic consciousness: lookout cartridge -- capitalism and entropic flow: JR -- Pt. III. The novel of media assemblages -- Fictions of the culture medium: the novels of Don DeLillo -- An American book of the dead: media and spectral life in Vineland -- The disappearance of media: cyberspace in neuromancer -- Coda "Change for the Machines": the complexity of bodies in Synners
Control code
37400902
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801857041
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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