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Imitations of life : Fannie Hurst's Gaslight sonatas

Author: Abe C Ravitz
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1997.
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In the early 1920s, Fannie Hurst's enormous popularity made her the highest-paid writer in America. She conquered the literary scene at the same time the silent movie industry began to emerge as a tremendously profitable and popular form of entertainment. Abe C. Ravitz parallels Hurst's growing acclaim with the evolution of silent films, from which she borrowed ideas and techniques that furthered her career.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ravitz, Abe C.
Imitations of life.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)647551469
Named Person: Fannie Hurst; Fannie Hurst; Fannie Hurst
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abe C Ravitz
ISBN: 0809321424 9780809321421
OCLC Number: 36407820
Description: 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Woman in the Big Town: Career and Life --
Recognition and Acclaim: Gaslight Sonatas --
Cinematic Visualization: The Novel --
Fashionable Shapes: Social Rhapsodies of the 1920s --
The Triumph of Industry: Women in Love --
Selected Short Stories of Fannie Hurst Published Before 1933.
Responsibility: Abe C. Ravitz.
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