Generation X in Slovenia(n)

  • Romi Češčut
Keywords: American literature, American novel, generation X, brat-pack

Abstract

Addressing themes of family, interpersonal relationships, historicity, jobs, religion, and apocalypse Generation X narrative includes works by young American writers in the 80s and 90s of the twentieth century. The search for oneʹs identity in urban landscape is heavily influenced by mass media, pop culture and consumerism. Slovenian press and professional literature provided only scarce response to Generation X fiction which is also influenced by the ambiguity of the term Generation X and the essence of its culture and literature, which is also true for American literary criticism. The paper aims to explore the reception of novels by Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis, and Jay McInerney and their analyses with emphasis on narrative, themes of consumerism and mass media, characters, and style of writing.

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Published
2010-12-31
How to Cite
ČeščutR. (2010). Generation X in Slovenia(n). Acta Neophilologica, 43(1-2), 93-105. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.43.1-2.93-105
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