Shopping In Space: Essays On America's Blank Generation Fiction
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Shopping In Space: Essays On America's Blank Generation Fiction

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A selection of literary criticism and cultural commentary that provides a broad assessment of the American "brat pack" writers such as Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz - authors who have had commercial success, but whose output is often dismissed as shallow.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Jan 27, 2010 Alison rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: the guy writing his disseration on "Less Than Zero."
I bought this book at a used book sale in the auditorium of the student center at my old University. I think I paid a quarter for it, maybe fifty-cents. I bought this in the mid-nineties, at point too soon for 80s nostalgia and prior to the brief revival of Bret Easton Ellis as fodder for film in the late 90's/early 2000s.

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