Liminal Fictions in Postmodern Culture

The Politics of Self-Development

  • Authors
  • Thomas Phillips

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas Phillips
    Pages 1-7
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    Pages 9-34
  4. Thomas Phillips
    Pages 35-63
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    Pages 65-96
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    Pages 97-121
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    Pages 123-144
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    Pages 145-166
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    Pages 167-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-201

About this book


Liminal Fictions in Postmodern Culture examines distinctive literary, musical, and cinematic narratives that seek to inspire critical thought and conduct through provocation. From Gogol's Dead Souls to Salinger's Franny and Zooey , Phillips argues liminal narratives offer an antidote to the modern commodification of the self.


cinema culture fiction Narrative

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56505-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54877-1
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