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The Resource Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo, Mark C. Taylor

Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo, Mark C. Taylor

Label
Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo
Title
Rewiring the real
Title remainder
in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry that invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman. William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who explore this phenomenon thoroughly in their work. Engaging the works of each in conversation, Mark C. Taylor discusses their sophisticated representations of new media, communications, information, and virtual technologies and their transformative effects on the self and society. He focuses on Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the Dark, Danielewski's House of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interplay of technology and religion in their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their challenging ideas and inventive styles reveal the fascinating ways religious interests affect emerging technologies and how, in turn, these technologies guide spiritual aspirations. To read these novels from this perspective is to see them and the world anew."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1945-
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Taylor, Mark C.
Dewey number
810.9/356
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.T42
LC item number
T39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion, culture, and public life
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Technological innovations
  • Theology in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Technology in literature
  • Gaddis, William
  • Powers, Richard
  • Danielewski, Mark Z
  • DeLillo, Don
Label
Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counterfeiting counterfeit religion: William Gaddis, the recognitions -- Mosaics: Richard Powers, Plowing the dark -- Figuring nothing: Mark Danielewski, House of leaves -- "Holy Shit!":Don Delillo, Underworld -- Concluding unscientific postscript: Two styles of the philosophy of religion
Control code
794366486
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780231160407
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012022021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794366486
Label
Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counterfeiting counterfeit religion: William Gaddis, the recognitions -- Mosaics: Richard Powers, Plowing the dark -- Figuring nothing: Mark Danielewski, House of leaves -- "Holy Shit!":Don Delillo, Underworld -- Concluding unscientific postscript: Two styles of the philosophy of religion
Control code
794366486
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 322 pages
Isbn
9780231160407
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012022021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794366486

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