INVESTIGATING THE CRITIQUE OF THE NEOLIBERAL AMERICA IN THE WALLACE'S WORK THE BROOM OF THE SYSTEM
Keywords:Neoliberal, Wallace's work, The Broom of the System
AbstractAbstract. Looking back and reviewing the challenges human beings faced all through history, one can distinguish one similarity in all epochs and that is a desire for true identity and a desire to find the truth. The intention of this study is to read Wallace's work “The Broom of the System” in the framework of Frederick Jameson to criticize liberalism and neoliberalism and to find the lost self and identity in the American liberal society. It was founded that as the reality is not on the page to be understood, and there is no direct relationship between the signifier (the word) and the signified (the real object), the meaning can only be understood by the relationship between the words in the language, for example, between a word and the other words around it in a sentence. Therefore, the world is excluded from the process of understanding the sentence because the sentence is self-referential. Therefore, according to Derrida and Barth, there is a gap between the text and the world and "literature creates an illusion of reality".
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