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Edith Wharton and the visual arts

Author: Emily J Orlando
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An insightful look at representations of women & rsquo;s bodies and female authority. This work explores Edith Wharton's career-long concern with a 19th-century visual culture that limited female artistic agency and expression. Wharton repeatedly invoked the visual arts--especially painting--as a medium for revealing the ways that women's bodies have been represented (as passive, sexualized, infantalized, sickly,  Read more...
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Orlando, Emily J. (Emily Josephine), 1969-
Edith Wharton and the visual arts.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006014321
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily J Orlando
ISBN: 9780817382162 081738216X
OCLC Number: 614597879
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 250 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: women, art, and the sexual politics of (mis)representation in Edith Wharton --
Beauty enshrined: living pictures and still lifes; or, her body becomes his art --
Picturing Lily: body art in The house of mirth and "The potboiler"; or, her body becomes her art --
"Beauty enthrones": the muse's progress --
Angels at the grave; custodial work in the palace of art --
"We'll look, not at visions, but at realities": women, art, and representation in The age of innocence.
Series Title: Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Responsibility: Emily J. Orlando.

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Explores Edith Wharton's career-long concern with a 19th-century visual culture that limited female artistic agency and expression. This work studies the lesser-known short stories and novels,  Read more...

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