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Freaks in late modernist American culture : Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers

Author: Nancy Bombaci
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2006.
Series: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 47.
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"Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture explores the emergence of what Nancy Bombaci terms "late modernist freakish aesthetics"--A creative fusion of "high" and "low" themes and forms in relation to distorted bodies. Literary and cinematic texts about "freaks" by Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers subvert and reinvent modern progress narratives in order to challenge high modernist
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Bombaci, Nancy, 1963-
Freaks in late modernist American culture.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2006
(OCoLC)607537457
Online version:
Bombaci, Nancy, 1963-
Freaks in late modernist American culture.
New York : Peter Lang, ©2006
(OCoLC)607911322
Named Person: Nathanael West; Djuna Barnes; Tod Browning; Carson McCullers; Tod Browning; Nathanael West; Djuna Barnes; Tod Browning; Carson McCullers; Djuna Barnes; Tod Browning; Carson McCullers; Nathanael West; Nathanael West; Djuna Barnes; Tod Browning; Carson McCullers; Djuna Barnes; Tod Browning; Carson McCullers; Nathanael West
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Bombaci
ISBN: 0820478326 9780820478326
OCLC Number: 57134463
Description: 175 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Degeneration, anti-semitism, and the enfreakment of modernism --
Nathanael West's aspiring freakish flâneurs --
"Well of course, I used to be absolutely gorgeous dear": the female interviewer as subject/object in Djuna Barnes' journalism --
Heredity, transvestism, and the limits of self-fashioning in Nightwood --
Horror, melodrama, and mutable masculine identity in Tod Browning's films --
Louis B. Mayer and the threat of mutable masculine identity --
"This thing I long for I know not what" : Carson McCullers and the melodrama of the domesticated freak --
Conclusion : deviance, defiance, and the problem of "weirdness."
Series Title: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 47.
Responsibility: Nancy Bombaci.
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"Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture explores the emergence of what Nancy Bombaci terms "late modernist freakish aesthetics"--A creative fusion of "high" and "low" themes and forms in relation to distorted bodies. Literary and cinematic texts about "freaks" by Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers subvert and reinvent modern progress narratives in order to challenge high modernist literary and social ideologies. These works are marked by an acceptance of the disteleology, anarchy, and degeneration that racist discourses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries associated with racial and ethnic outsiders, particularly Jews.

In a period of American culture beset with increasing pressures for social and political conformity and with the threat of fascism from Europe, these late modernist narratives about "freaks" defy oppressive norms and values as they search for an anarchic and transformational creativity."--Jacket.

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