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Imprese e letteratura

Alessandro Cinquegrani    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Two recent books try to redefine the economic and financial systems bringing them back to documents (Ferraris) and to instinctive drives (Mazzarella). This essay reviews some of the most important novels of the third millennium about entrepreneurs to test the cogency of these concepts. From American Pastoral by Philip Roth to Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk, from The Human Resources Manager by Abraham Yehoshua to Zero K by Don DeLillo, the essay describes the present world as a society of wasted desire and the life of the company as a constant search for meaning.

Pubblicato
07 Dicembre 2019
Presentato
26 Giugno 2019
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-357-1
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-356-4

Keywords: Drive theoryContemporary novelMeaningDocuments

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