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Consumerism in Literature    NEW!

The subtle and specific cultural history of modern consumption and mass consumerism is studied from the perspectives of American, French-Canadian, Japanese, and French authors. The following texts contextualize consumer capitalism, geographic place, and related norms, values, and ideologies.

  • Haruki Murakami – My Cheesecake-Shaped Poverty
  • Kate Chopin – A Pair of Silk Stockings
  • Eudora Welty – The Corner Store
  • Michel Tremblay – Les Belles Sœurs 
  • Annie Ernaux – Look at the Lights, My Love

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