The Aesthetics of Post-Realism and the Obscenification of Everyday Life : The Novel in the Age of Technology

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This article will examine how a post-realist aesthetics situated within a Baudrillardean realm of simulacra has come to dominate much of contemporary fiction. The excessive consciousness of the “real” as mere artifice leads many serious authors to engage in an ongoing mockery of mimesis. Yellow Dog (Martin Amis, 2003), Fury (Salman Rushdie, 2001), Dorian… (More)

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