Consumerism, Waste, and Re-Use in Twentieth-Century Fiction: by Rachele Dini

By Rachele Dini

This publication examines synthetic waste and remaindered people in literary opinions of capitalism by means of twentieth-century writers linked to the old avant-garde and their descendants. development on fresh paintings in new materialism and waste experiences, Rachele Dini reads waste as a approach or part amenable to interruption. From an preliminary exploration of waste and re-use in 3 Surrealist texts via Giorgio de Chirico, André Breton, and Mina Loy, Dini traces the conceptualization of waste within the writing of Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo. In exploring the connection among waste, capitalism, and literary experimentation, this ebook exhibits that the legacy of the historic avant-garde is sure up with an everlasting religion within the radical strength of waste. the 1st research to concentration in particular on waste within the twentieth-century mind's eye, this can be a worthy contribution to the increasing box of waste studies.

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