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Twisting the economic tale: what literature can do that political economy can’t

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This paper will address the problem of how we might gain economic understanding from literature. It will look at the aesthetic form of literature as being an efficient vehicle for economic thinking.

Economics as a discipline and a practice can learn from the serial novel’s refusal of totalizing systems and its allowance of deterritorialization or the free play of multiple influences and playful diversion and even breakdown.