CetinGrad.org

Free eBooks. A list of all the free ePUB, PDF and MOBI eBooks published on CetinGrad.org

Download David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality PDF

David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350117761
Pages : 228 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (776 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality by Edward Jackson:

Download or read book David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality written by Edward Jackson and published by Bloomsbury Academic. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality: Hideousness, Neoliberalism, Spermatics is the first full-length study of perhaps the most controversial aspect of Wallace's work – male sexuality. Departing from biographical accounts of Wallace's troubled relationship to sex, the book offers new and engaging close readings of this vexed topic in both his fiction and non-fiction. Wallace consistently returns to images of sexual toxicity across his career to argue that, when it comes to sex, men are immutably hideous. He makes this argument by drawing on a variety of neoliberal logics and spermatic metaphors, which in their appeal to apparently neutral economic processes and natural bodily facts, forestall the possibility that men can change. The book therefore provides a revisionist account of Wallace's attitudes towards capitalism, as well as a critical dissection of his approach to masculinity and sexuality. In doing so, David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality shows how Wallace can be considered a neoliberal writer, whose commitment to furthering male sexual toxicity is a disturbing but undeniable part of his literary project.

Download David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality PDF

David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350117785
Pages : 224 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (778 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality by Edward Jackson:

Download or read book David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality written by Edward Jackson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-11 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality: Hideousness, Neoliberalism, Spermatics is the first full-length study of perhaps the most controversial aspect of Wallace's work – male sexuality. Departing from biographical accounts of Wallace's troubled relationship to sex, the book offers new and engaging close readings of this vexed topic in both his fiction and non-fiction. Wallace consistently returns to images of sexual toxicity across his career to argue that, when it comes to sex, men are immutably hideous. He makes this argument by drawing on a variety of neoliberal logics and spermatic metaphors, which in their appeal to apparently neutral economic processes and natural bodily facts, forestall the possibility that men can change. The book therefore provides a revisionist account of Wallace's attitudes towards capitalism, as well as a critical dissection of his approach to masculinity and sexuality. In doing so, David Foster Wallace's Toxic Sexuality shows how Wallace can be considered a neoliberal writer, whose commitment to furthering male sexual toxicity is a disturbing but undeniable part of his literary project.

Download #MeToo and Literary Studies PDF

#MeToo and Literary Studies


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781501372759
Pages : 432 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.7/5 (275 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review #MeToo and Literary Studies by Mary K. Holland:

Download or read book #MeToo and Literary Studies written by Mary K. Holland and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature has always recorded a history of patriarchy, sexual violence, and resistance. Academics have been using literature to expose and critique this violence and domination for half a century. But the continued potency of #MeToo after its 2017 explosion adds new urgency and wider awareness about these issues, while revealing new ways in which rape culture shapes our everyday lives. This intersectional guide helps readers, students, teachers, and scholars face and challenge our culture of sexual violence by confronting it through the study of literature. #MeToo and Literary Studies gathers essays on literature from Ovid to Carmen Maria Machado, by academics working across the United States and around the world, who offer clear ways of using our reading, teaching, and critical practices to address rape culture and sexual violence. It also examines the promise and limitations of the #MeToo movement itself, speaking to the productive use of social media as well as to the voices that the movement has so far muted. In uniting diverse voices to enable the #MeToo movement to reshape literary studies, this book is also committed to the idea that the way we read and write about literature can make real change in the world.

Download Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing PDF

Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350003781
Pages : 224 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (378 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing by Joseph Brooker:

Download or read book Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing written by Joseph Brooker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem is one of the most celebrated and significant American writers working today. This new scholarly study draws on a deep knowledge of all Lethem's work to explore the range of his writing, from his award-winning fiction to his work in comics and criticism. Reading Lethem in relation to five themes crucial to his work, Joseph Brooker considers influence and intertextuality; the role of genres such as crime, science fiction and the Western; the imaginative production of worlds; superheroes and comic book traditions; and the representation of New York City. Close readings of Lethem's fiction are contextualized by reference to broader conceptual and comparative frames, as well as to Lethem's own voluminous non-fictional writing and his adaptation of precursors from Franz Kafka to Raymond Chandler. Rich in critical insight, Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing demonstrates how an understanding of this author illuminates contemporary literature and culture at large.

Download Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature PDF

Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350189645
Pages : 216 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.8/5 (964 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature by Dominic O'Key:

Download or read book Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature written by Dominic O'Key and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We are living through a period of planetary crisis, a time in which the mass production and consumption of some animals is made possible by the mass extinction of many others. What is the role of literature in responding to this war against animals? How might literary criticism read for animals? In Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature, Dominic O'Key develops the bold argument that deep attention to literary form enables us to rethink human-animal relations. Through chapters on W. G. Sebald, J. M. Coetzee and Mahasweta Devi, as well as close readings of works by Arundhati Roy and Richard Powers, O'Key reveals how literary forms can unsettle the fictions of human supremacy and craft alternative, creaturely forms of relation. An intervention into both the humanism of literary theory and the representational focus of animal studies, this provocative work makes the case for a new formalism in light of our obligation to fellow creatures.

Download Contemporary Fiction, Celebrity Culture, and the Market for Modernism PDF

Contemporary Fiction, Celebrity Culture, and the Market for Modernism


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350248571
Pages : 248 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.4/5 (857 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Contemporary Fiction, Celebrity Culture, and the Market for Modernism by Carey Mickalites:

Download or read book Contemporary Fiction, Celebrity Culture, and the Market for Modernism written by Carey Mickalites and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguing that contemporary celebrity authors like Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Eimear McBride and Anna Burns position their work and public personae within a received modernist canon to claim and monetize its cultural capital in the lucrative market for literary fiction, this book also shows how the corporate conditions of marketing and branding have redefined older models of literary influence and innovation. It contributes to a growing body of criticism focused on contemporary literature as a field in which the formal and stylistic experimentation that came to define a canon of early 20th-century modernism has been renewed, contested, and revised. Other critics have celebrated these renewals, variously arguing that contemporary literature picks up on modernism's unfinished aesthetic revolutions in ways that have expanded the imaginative possibilities for fiction and revived questions of literary autonomy in the wake of postmodern nihilism. While this is a compelling thesis, and one that rightly questions an artificial and problematic periodization that still lingers in academic criticism, those approaches generally fail to address the material conditions that structure literary production and the generation of cultural capital, whether in the historical development of modernism or its contemporary permutations. This book addresses this absence by proposing a materialist history of modernism's afterlives.

Download The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel PDF

The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350085787
Pages : 208 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.8/5 (578 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel by Diletta De Cristofaro:

Download or read book The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel written by Diletta De Cristofaro and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditional apocalyptic texts concern the advent of a better world at the end of history that will make sense of everything that happened before. But what is at stake in the contemporary shift to apocalyptic narratives in which the utopian end of time is removed? The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel offers an innovative critical model for our cultural obsession with 'the end' by focussing on the significance of time in the 21st-century post-apocalyptic novel and challenging traditional apocalyptic logic. Once confined to the genre of science fiction, the increasing popularity of end-of-the-world narratives has caused apocalyptic writing to feature in the work of some of contemporary literature's most well-known fiction writers. Considering novels by Will Self, Cormac McCarthy, David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel, Jeanette Winterson and others, Diletta De Cristofaro frames the contemporary apocalyptic imagination as a critique of modernity's apocalyptic conception of time and history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the book historicises apocalyptic beliefs by exploring how relentlessly they have shaped the modern world.

Download Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire PDF

Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350178045
Pages : 224 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.7/5 (84 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire by Shareena Z. Hamzah-Osbourne:

Download or read book Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire written by Shareena Z. Hamzah-Osbourne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Putting forward a new theory of fetishism - alternative fetishism - this book provides an up-to-date examination of the work of Jeanette Winterson, offering fresh perspectives and new insights on the topics of gender, sexuality, and identity in her writing. Combining contemporary theories in psychoanalytical and cultural studies, it proposes that a rethinking of fetishism allows Winterson's works to be brought into sharper critical focus by repositioning fetishism as a daily practice in society. In so doing, it argues that Winterson's work challenges orthodox, normative, and contemporary views of fetishism to reveal her own alternative version. Containing the transcript of an email Q&A with Winterson herself and covering the majority of Winterson's oeuvre, from her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), up to the most recent, Frankissstein (2019), the book is divided into three main chapters that each discuss a particular theme in Winterson's fiction: bodily fetishism, food fetishism, and sexual fetishism. While the book's focus is on Winterson, the theoretical framework it proposes can be applied to other authors and disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, such as theatre and film, offering new ways of thinking about topics such as fetishism, feminism, psychoanalytical theory, postmodernism, gender, and sexuality.

Download Thomas Pynchon and the Digital Humanities PDF

Thomas Pynchon and the Digital Humanities


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781350211858
Pages : 288 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (185 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Thomas Pynchon and the Digital Humanities by Erik Ketzan:

Download or read book Thomas Pynchon and the Digital Humanities written by Erik Ketzan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Pynchon's style has dazzled and bewildered readers and critics since the 1960s, and this book employs computational methods from the digital humanities to reveal heretofore unknown stylistic trends over the course of Pynchon's career, as well as challenge critical assumptions regarding foregrounded and supposedly “Pynchonesque” stylistic features: ambiguity/vagueness, acronyms, ellipsis marks, profanity, and archaic stylistics in Mason & Dixon. As the first book-length stylistic or computational stylistic examination of Pynchon's oeuvre, Thomas Pynchon and the Digital Humanities provides a groundwork of stylistic experiments and interpretations, with over 60 graphs and tables, presented in a manner in which both technical and non-technical audiences may follow.

Download David Foster Wallace and the Body PDF

David Foster Wallace and the Body


Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781000008692
Pages : 204 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (869 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review David Foster Wallace and the Body by Peter Sloane:

Download or read book David Foster Wallace and the Body written by Peter Sloane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Foster Wallace and the Body is the first full-length study to focus on Wallace’s career-long fascination with the human body and the textual representation of the body. The book provides engaging, accessible close readings that highlight the importance of the overlooked, and yet central theme of all of this major American author’s works: having a body. Wallace repeatedly made clear that good fiction is about what it means to be a ‘human being’. A large part of what that means is having a body, and being conscious of the conflicts that arise, morally and physically, as a result; a fact with which, as Wallace forcefully and convincingly argues, we all desire ‘to be reconciled’. Given the ubiquity of the themes of embodiment in Wallace’s work, this study is an important addition to an expanding field. The book also opens up the themes addressed to interrogate aspects of contemporary literature, culture, and society more generally, placing Wallace’s works in the history of literary and philosophical engagements with the brute fact of embodiment.

Download The David Foster Wallace Reader PDF

The David Foster Wallace Reader


Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780316329170
Pages : 976 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.2/5 (917 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace:

Download or read book The David Foster Wallace Reader written by David Foster Wallace and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-11-11 with total page 976 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person." Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

Download Consider The Lobster PDF

Consider The Lobster


Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781405521017
Pages : 352 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.2/5 (11 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace:

Download or read book Consider The Lobster written by David Foster Wallace and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humour? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in his new book of hilarious non-fiction. For this collection, David Foster Wallace immerses himself in the three-ring circus that is the presidential race in order to document one of the most vicious campaigns in recent history. Later he strolls from booth to booth at a lobster festival in Maine and risks life and limb to get to the bottom of the lobster question. Then he wheedles his way into an L.A. radio studio, armed with tubs of chicken, to get the behind-the-scenes view of a conservative talkshow featuring a host with an unnatural penchant for clothing that only looks good on the radio. In what is sure to be a much-talked-about exploration of distinctly modern subjects, one of the sharpest minds of our time delves into some of life's most delicious topics.

Download Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom PDF

Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom


Author :
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9783030941666
Pages : pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.4/5 (166 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom by Laurence W. Mazzeno:

Download or read book Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom written by Laurence W. Mazzeno and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Download Brief Interviews with Hideous Men PDF

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men


Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780316086899
Pages : 336 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.8/5 (689 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace:

Download or read book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men written by David Foster Wallace and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-09-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person,' a dazzling and blackly humorous portrayal of a woman's mental state; 'Adult World,' which reveals a woman's agonized consideration of her confusing sexual relationship with her husband; and 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,' a dark, hilarious series of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. Wallace delights in leftfield observation, mining the absurd, the surprising, and the illuminating from every situation. This collection will enthrall DFW fans, and provides a perfect introduction for new readers.

Download The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound PDF

The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound


Author :
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781501335426
Pages : 656 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.3/5 (542 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound by Holger Schulze:

Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound written by Holger Schulze and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound presents the key subjects and approaches of anthropological research into sound cultures. What are the common characteristics as well as the inconsistencies of living with and around sound in everyday life? This question drives research in this interdisciplinary area of sound studies: it propels each main chapter of this handbook into a thoroughly different world of listening, experiencing, receiving, sensing, dreaming, naming, desiring, and crafting sound. This handbook is composed of six sections: sonic artifacts; sounds and the body; habitat and sound; sonic desires; sounds and machines; and overarching sensologies. The individual chapters explore exemplary research objects and put them in the context of methodological approaches, historical predecessors, research practices, and contemporary research gaps. This volume offers therefore one of the broadest, most detailed, and instructive overviews on current research in this area of sensory anthropology.

Download Mindfulness and Its Discontents PDF

Mindfulness and Its Discontents


Author :
Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781773631189
Pages : pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.3/5 (118 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Mindfulness and Its Discontents by David Forbes:

Download or read book Mindfulness and Its Discontents written by David Forbes and published by Fernwood Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-14T00:00:00Z with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mindfulness, a way to alleviate suffering by realizing the impermanence of the self and our interdependence with others, has been severed from its Buddhist roots. In the late-stage-capitalist, neoliberal, solipsistic West, it becomes McMindfulness, a practice that instead shores up the privatized self, and is corporatized and repackaged as a strategy to cope with our stressful society through an emphasis on self-responsibility and self-promotion. Rather than a way to promote human development and social justice, McMindfulness covertly reinforces neoliberalism and capitalism, the very self-promoting systems that worsen our suffering. In Mindfulness and Its Discontents, David Forbes provides an integral framework for a critical, social, moral mindfulness that both challenges unmindful practices and ideas and provides a way forward. He analyzes how education curricula across North America employ mindfulness: to help students learn to succeed in a neoliberal society by enhancing the ego through emphasizing individualistic skills and the self-regulation of anger and stress. Forbes argues that mindfulness educators instead should uncover and resist the sources of stress and distress that stem from an inequitable, racist, individualistic, market-based (neoliberal) society and shows how school mindfulness programs can help bring about one that is more transformative, compassionate and just.

Download Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction PDF

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction


Author :
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780231537360
Pages : 336 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
Rating : 4.3/5 (736 users download)

GO BOOK!

Summary Book Review Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction by Heather Houser:

Download or read book Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction written by Heather Houser and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. "Ecosickness fiction" imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it. The study builds the connective tissue between contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities. It also positions ecosickness fiction relative to emergent forms of environmentalism and technoscientific innovations such as regenerative medicine and alternative ecosystems. Houser models an approach to contemporary fiction as a laboratory for affective changes that spark or squelch ethical projects.