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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Richard Fahy
|Description:||x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||'Helpless Meanness": Constructing the Black Body as Freakish Spectacle --
War-Injured Bodies: Fallen Soldiers in American Propaganda and the Works of John Dos Passos, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner --
Worn, Damaged Bodies in the Great Depression: FSA Photography and the Fiction of John Steinbeck, Tillie Olsen, and Nathanael West --
"Some Unheard-of Thing": Freaks, Families, and Coming of Age in Carson McCullers and Truman Capote.
|Series Title:||American literature readings in the 21st century.|
The freak body in art not only reveals disturbing truths about early twentieth century prejudices, but it also becomes a space for exploring the profound social impact of contemporary events such as the Great migration, World War I, and the Great Depression."--Jacket.