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AFTER YESTERDAY'S CRASH. THE AVANT-POP ANTHOLOGY.

McCaffrey, Larry. (Editor) Vollmann, William T. & Wallace, David Foster. (Contributors)

ISBN 10: 0140240853 / ISBN 13: 9780140240856
Published by NY: PENGUIN. 1995, 1995
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First edition. Paperback original. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Features original contributions by Willaim T. Vollmann, David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, Tom Robbins & several others. Bookseller Inventory # 21089

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Title: AFTER YESTERDAY'S CRASH. THE AVANT-POP ...

Publisher: NY: PENGUIN. 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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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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Since the '60s, a number of authors have rejected the elitism of the avant-garde while still seeking to write experimental fiction. By substituting popular culture references for the standard academic list of canonical sources, they have forged a new fiction that is increasingly being called "avant-pop." This volume collects short fictions by a number of contemporary practitioners of the form, such as William T. Vollman, Ben Marcus, and Paul Auster, as well as works by authors who first made their mark 20 or 30 years ago, such as Robert Coover, Tom Robbins, and Don Delilo. Many fun, challenging stories are collected here in an interesting attempt at delimiting a movement.

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