This article explores ontological instability in three contemporary New York novels. Drawing on Brian McHale’s Postmodernist Fiction and on the concept of the fold as developed by Gilles Deleuze, it examines Teju Cole’s Open City (2011), Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City (2009), and Ben Lerner’s 10:04 (2014) and looks, in particular, at how occurrences of nonhuman presence and menacing weather conditions threaten the ontological stability of the narrated storyworld.
|Title of host publication||Narrating Nonhuman Spaces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Form, Story, and Experience Beyond Anthropocentrism|
|Editors||Marco Caracciolo, Marlene Karlsson Marcussen, David Rodriguez|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Name||Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment|
- Publication forum level 3