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That includes the most recent study findings and exploring the interesting interaction of modernist authors and highbrow luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this daring new selection of essays supplies scholars a deeper snatch of key texts in modernist literature.

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The effect is that those serial objects expressing the subject perform an infinite displacement of emotional value. In conflating her with those objects, the impression operates according to what Bill Brown has called the “slippage between having . . ”26 But at the same time, Dowell manages his emotional losses by rendering them as serialized displacements of possession and accumulation. His sense of loss retroactively informs possession; he imagines Florence as something to be possessed, but only upon acknowledging that he never did.

So, on the one hand, if the “ ‘domestication’ of speculation” throughout the nineteenth century “was still too new for people to be fully comfortable with it,” and if “speculative capitalism could retain its moral status [for Victorians] only by differentiating itself from its sporting near-relative,”16 then Ford’s novel gives us a sense that that discomfort was on the wane by the early twentieth century. But the real point is that the relative comfort with speculative gains Dowell describes is within a condensed moment of prosperity during which that lack of distinction doesn’t bear a threat.

It was all very secret and subtle and subterranean” (180–1). Insider’s tips and risky speculations only appear as villainous and victimizing when they spell massive losses. ” (66)—that precipitate the schism in the Ashburnham marriage, appear a moral and legal threat only because they spell losses. 19 The uncanny, protean nature of this market vision—one that blurs the lines between secretive but rational investment and manic speculation during moments of prosperity, and that gives vent to a sense of speculation’s treachery following a burst bubble—also finds symptomatic expression in the novel’s vision of things.

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