The Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction
Alison Shonkwiler


Paperback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517901523 | 200pp | 216x140mm | Out of stock | RFB | AUD$41.99, NZD$47.99

Drawing a connection from historical and theoretical accounts of financialization to the formal contours of contemporary fiction, The Financial Imaginary examines the persistent yet vexed relationship between financial representation and the demands of literary realism. Alison Shonkwiler argues that the novel is essential to understanding our relation to the mystifications of abstraction past and present.