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The word on the streets : the American language of vernacular modernism

Author: Brooks E Hefner
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017. ©2017
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From the hard-boiled detective stories of Dashiell Hammett to the novels of Claude McKay, The Word on the Streets examines a group of writers whose experimentation with the vernacular argues for a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hefner, Brooks E.
Word on the streets.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017011908
(OCoLC)988167398
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brooks E Hefner
ISBN: 9780813940403 0813940400 9780813940427 0813940427
OCLC Number: 1011673716
Description: 1 online resource (x, 285 pages)
Contents: Introduction: slanguage: toward a theory of American vernacular modernism --
"The steady reaching out for new and vivid forms": H. L. Mencken and the American revolution of the word --
"Never mind the comical stuff . . . they ain't no joke about this!": Ring Lardner, Anita Loos, and the comic origins of vernacular modernism --
"I didn't understand the words, but my voice was like dynamite": Anzia Yezierska, Mike Gold, and the Jewish American break with realism --
"Say it with lead": Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett, and modernism's underworld vernacular --
"The necromancy of language": realist uplift and the urban vernacular in Rudolph Fisher and Claude McKay --
Conclusion: "but mostly U.S.A. is the speech of the people": modernism's familial.
Responsibility: Brooks E. Hefner.

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Taking H. L. Mencken as the "theoretical voice" for his concept of vernacular modernism, Hefner (James Madison Univ.) makes the case that the linguistic experimentation of high modernism was Read more...

 
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