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After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology

by Larry McCaffery

Other authors: Mark Amerika (Contributor), Paul Auster (Contributor), Craig Baldwin (Contributor), David Blair (Contributor), Norman Conquest (Illustrator)28 more, Robert Coover (Contributor), Ricardo Cortez Cruz (Contributor), Susan Daitch (Contributor), Don Delillo (Contributor), Rikki Ducornet (Contributor), Bret Easton Ellis (Contributor), Steve Erickson (Contributor), Eurudice (Contributor), Lauren Fairbanks (Contributor), Raymond Federman (Contributor), William Gibson (Contributor), Guillermo Gomez-Pena (Contributor), Harold Jaffe (Contributor), Steve Katz (Contributor), Marc Laidlaw (Contributor), Mark Leyner (Contributor), Ben Marcus (Contributor), Craig Padawer (Contributor), Derek Pell (Contributor), Tom Robbins (Contributor), Sterling. Bruce (Contributor), Ronald Sukenick (Contributor), Lynne Tillman (Contributor), Gerald Vizenor (Contributor), William T. Vollmann (Contributor), David Foster Walace (Contributor), Curtis White (Contributor), Stephen Wright (Contributor)

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Some of the hottest writers of the 90's shared a subversive aesthetic sensibility, "avant-pop," that drew on the forms, images, slogans, characters, and narrative archetypes of our multidimensional, information-dense culture--cartoons, films, music videos, advertising, and rock music--to explore and critically examine that culture.   Each of these thirty-two works delves into the deeper metaphorical implications of this pop cultural imagery to convey a turn toward overstimulation and hyper-consumption in American life, and to explore issues of personality and identity. This provocative, stylistically experimental work is truly literature for the twenty-first century.… (more)
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Vizenor, GeraldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Some of the hottest writers of the 90's shared a subversive aesthetic sensibility, "avant-pop," that drew on the forms, images, slogans, characters, and narrative archetypes of our multidimensional, information-dense culture--cartoons, films, music videos, advertising, and rock music--to explore and critically examine that culture.   Each of these thirty-two works delves into the deeper metaphorical implications of this pop cultural imagery to convey a turn toward overstimulation and hyper-consumption in American life, and to explore issues of personality and identity. This provocative, stylistically experimental work is truly literature for the twenty-first century.

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