Alison Poole's obliterated coming of Agein Jay McInerney's "Story of my life"
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Author/sVallina Samperio, Francisco Javier
Story of My Life deals with the tribulations of Alison Poole, its main character and narrator, as she goes through a series of intense experiences within Manhattan’s funseeking youth scene during the 1980’s. McInerney presents the mishaps of this young hedonistic female as a sign of modern consumerism’s failure, due to its superficiality and materialism. There is an underlying childish perception of what society should be like in her actions, owing to a naïve or infantile view of reality that handicaps her progress towards a truly positive social self-realization. The novel, in this manner, portrays the inner conflict experienced by immature individuals who are misled by seemingly fashionable lifestyles, and are caught within the vicious cycle of a deluding consumerist culture, primarily based on materialistic values and the rapid pursuit of pleasure. La novela Story of My Life versa sobre las tribulaciones de Alison Poole, personaje principal y narradora de la misma, a medida que atra...