The Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver: Influence and Craftmanship in the Neoliberal Era (Hardcover)

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The first major book-length study of Carver's cultural influence

  • The first major book-length study of Carver's cultural influence
  • Explores Carver's relationships with other contemporary and popular writers and artists
  • Studies the relationship between the rise of American neoliberalism and Carver's writing

The Literary Afterlife of Raymond Carver examines the cultural legacy of one of America's most renowned short story writers. Pountney contextualises Carver's legacy amongst contemporary debates about authenticity and craftsmanship in the neoliberal era, drawing new socioeconomic connections between Carver's work and American neoliberalism. This study presents new explorations of Carver's relationships with other contemporary writers, filmmakers and artists such as Murakami and I rritu, shedding fresh light on Carver's influence.

About the Author


Jonathan Pountney is an Independent Scholar, specialising in American fiction and political and economic cultures in the neoliberal era. He has a PhD in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester, and has held teaching positions at both the University of Manchester and Lancaster University. He is an Editorial Board Member of The Raymond Carver Review, published journalism for the Financial Times and has worked as a Publishing Manager for a number of small UK presses.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781474455503
ISBN-10: 1474455506
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 216
Language: English