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

By Katy Shaw

The monetary situation of 2008 quick gave upward thrust to a becoming physique of fiction: "crunch lit". Populated by means of a bunch of unsympathetic characters and targeted round banking associations, those 'recession writings' take the monetary drawback as their principal narrative difficulty to supply a brand new wave of literary and renowned writings that satirise the origins and results of recent existence, patron tradition and the credits increase. interpreting more than a few texts from such writers as John Lanchester, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo, Sebastian Faulks and Bret Easton Ellis, this e-book deals the 1st wide-ranging consultant to this new style. Exploring the major topics of the style and its antecedents in fictional representations of finance by way of the likes of Dickens, Conrad, Zola and Trollope, Crunch Lit additionally features a timeline of key historic occasions, courses to additional and on-line assets and biographies of key authors. Supported via on-line assets, the publication is an important learn for college kids of twenty first century literature and culture.

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