By Javier Marías
At excessive desk in an Oxford collage, the gorgeous younger coach Clare Bayes attracted all eyes, no longer least to her fetching decollettage. No one's eyes have been sharper, besides the fact that, than these of the traveling Spanish lecturer, invited as a visitor in this party, and at last the 2 kids have been enthusiasts, unbeknown to Clare's husband. And if the Spaniard was once at pains to hide their tracks, his cherished left proof of adultery with homosexual abandon - and all this in a college that used to be a forcing residence of gossip and intrigue, a spot the place "at each be aware a name dies".
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This acceleration and flexibility has had a significant effect on the expanding class of knowledge-workers (or “cultural mass,” as Harvey, following Daniel Bell, terms them):38 the marketing of symbols—of lifestyle, image, trend, and idea—has greatly expanded, while also following the speed of turnover demanded by the new capitalist economy. The promiscuous image-fixation and hybridity of postmodern culture, in the broadest sense, is directly related to these developments. According to David Harvey, such innovations and trends have “been accompanied on the consumption side .
According to Steiner, the literary history of the last three decades comprises the breakdown of high postmodernism, the final eradication of modernism, and the rise of a new kind of realism. The “modernist division between avant-garde and traditional fiction” (499) loses credibility during the 1970s and 1980s; experimental technique becomes available to writers not self-consciously attempting to follow and out-maneuver modernism, notably women and minority authors. Postmodernism, in Steiner’s view, can be recuperated as a term once it is understood in relation to the “merging of social and aesthetic problematics” (527) in fiction 26 / late postmodernism written by women, fiction that engages with and contests the gendered and racialized construction of history and reality.
Can the novel retain its claim to authority if the cultural landscape is in fact dominated by electronic mass culture? What resources does fiction have available—resources that include stylistic practices, the ingenuity and patience of readers, sustaining ideas of literary value—in this emerging cultural landscape? If the legitimating function of culture, and literature in particular, has in fact been reconfigured or reduced, then the challenges of a difficult literary novel can appear arbitrary, an offensive and unwarranted appeal to specialized knowledge and expertise.
All Souls by Javier Marías