Consumerism, Waste, and Re-use in Twentieth-century Fiction: Legacies of the Avant-Garde
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
My first book examined the depiction of waste and human beings deemed worthless in the work of Anglo-American and European novelists influenced by Surrealism including André Breton, Mina Loy, Giorgio de Chirico, Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, and Don DeLillo. The book argues that recuperating waste is the preeminent means by which twentieth-century writers challenged capitalism consumerism.