What the Post-Crisis Novel Can Teach Us About Finance
Money is a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
It's been a long day. The markets crushed you. You crawl home, pour a tall drink and pick up that book you've been meaning to start, a novel your friend who teaches Early English Lit gave you. Something to get your mind off of things.
VIX Index. Oil Futures. Quantitative Analysis. Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud. Japanese Candle Stick Charting.Wait, no. This is wrong. You don't want to read about this. This is supposed to be a novel. It's supposed to be an escape from the financial world, right? In article for the Financial Times last month, author and journalist John Lanchester recalls why there hasn't been much talk about finance in high-grade literary fiction. That is, until now. Two unlikely bedfellows, the novel and Wall Street, have intertwined in the past few years, breeding a crop of literary fiction that might be dubbed the post-crisis novel.
| More from Minyanville
Young Entrepreneur Changes Name to Tyrannosaurs Rex
Things Aren't as Bad as You Think! They're Worse.
Highly Evolved: Public Companies That Were Already Supporting Gay Rights
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV