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Published: 31 March 2016

240 Pages

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ISBN: 9780190456221


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After Critique

Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Mitchum Huehls

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Identifies an ontological turn in contemporary U.S. fiction that distinguishes our current literary moment from both postmodernism and so-called post-postmodernism
  • Examines work from by Colson Whitehead, Uzodinma Iweala, Karen Yamasthia, Helena Viramontes, Percival Everett, Mat Johnson, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Tom McCarthy
  • Suggests that the ontological forms emerging in contemporary U.S. fiction articulate a version of politics that might successfully evade neoliberal appropriation