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Reading for realism : the history of a U.S. literary institution, 1850-1910

Author: Nancy Glazener
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1997.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reading for Realism presents a new approach to U.S. literary history that is based on the analysis of dominant reading practices rather than on the production of texts. Nancy Glazener's focus is the realist novel, the most influential literary form of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - a form she contends was only made possible by changes in the expectations of readers about pleasure and literary value. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glazener, Nancy.
Reading for realism.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)645845131
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Glazener
ISBN: 0822318806 9780822318804 0822318709 9780822318705
OCLC Number: 34548721
Description: x, 373 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. High Realism and Other Bourgeois Institutions --
2. "The Grand Reservoir of National Prosperity" --
3. Addictive Reading and Professional Authorship --
4. The Romantic Revival --
5. Regional Accents --
Conclusion: The End of the Atlantic Group, 1900-1910 --
App. The Atlantic Group.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Responsibility: Nancy Glazener.

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Presents a different approach to US literary history that is based on the analysis of dominant reading practices. This book also shows how works of fiction by Rebecca Harding Davis, Henry James,  Read more...

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