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Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century

Accounting for Defoe

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Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century by Sandra Sherman
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In the early eighteenth century, the increasing dependence of society on financial credit provoked widespread anxiety. The texts of credit - stock certificates, IOUs, bills of exchange - were denominated as potential 'fictions', while the potential fictionality of other texts was measured in terms of the 'credit' they deserved. Sandra Sherman argues that in this environment finance is like fiction, employing the same tropes. She goes on to show how the work of Daniel Defoe epitomised the market's capacity to unsettle discourse, demanding and evading 'honesty' at the same time. Defoe's uvre, straddling both finance and literature, theorizes the disturbance of market discourse, elaborating strategies by which an author can remain in the market, perpetrating fiction while avoiding responsibility for doing so.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
152x228x16
ISBN-13
9780521021425
Product ID
2058198

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