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|Description:||ix, 340 s. : ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction ; Turner's Litter ; Spitting Mad: Melville's Juices ; Mess and Modernity ; Modern Writers I: English Mess ; Modern Writers II: English Nausea ; Modernity and Its Discontents: Flaubert, Manet, Zola, Cezanne, Maupassant ; Gissing's Fry-Ups: Mess, Waste, and the Definition of Working-Class Culture ; Body Politics: Mess, Marriage, and the New Woman ; Degas's Studio ; Conclusion ; Index|
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