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Howells and the age of realism

Author: Everett Carter
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co., ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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His influence during the realistic period of American fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Carter, Everett.
Howells and the age of realism.
Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co., ©1954
(OCoLC)561766064
Named Person: William Dean Howells; William Dean Howells
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Everett Carter
OCLC Number: 274444
Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Background. Strains of idealism --
The classical tradition --
The Brahmin culture --
Sentimentalism in America --
The attack on the sentimental. Beginning the attack : Higginson --
Howells' defense of romance --
The rejection of Europe : Howells and De Forest --
The rejection of the Old World : Twain --
The attack on the sentimental in literature : Howells --
The attack on the sentimental in literature : Eggleston, Harte, Twain --
The attack on the sentimental in society : Twain and Warner's The Gilded Age --
The attack on the "fungus crop of sentiment" --
Towards a philosophy of literary realism. The reason for realism --
The scientist as the new hero --
Taine in America --
The autobiographical method : Howells --
The autobiographical method : De Forest, Harte, Eggleston, Garland, Twain --
Local color : the great American novel --
Techniques for truth : the dramatic method --
Dramatic method and organic form --
Symbolism and use of symbol --
Impressionism and realism --
Morality in realism --
Pragmatism and realism --
Rejection of moralizing --
The Gilded Age, Huckleberry Finn, and The Rise of Silas Lapham --
Critical realism. Industrialism and corruption --
Sentimentalists preferred blondes : labor and capital in the novel --
Howells' early attitudes towards society --
The Haymarket Affair --
The invalidation of Criticism and Fiction --
The theory of critical realism --
Annie Kilburn --
A Hazard of New Fortunes : realism and critical realism --
A Hazard of New Fortunes : deeper meaning --
Naturalism and introspection. The end of the comedy --
Harold Frederic --
Frank Norris --
Henry James --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Everett Carter.

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His influence during the realistic period of American fiction.

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