Accident society : fiction, collectivity, and the production of chance (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Accident society : fiction, collectivity, and the production of chance

Author: Jason Robert Puskar
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Underwriting the Accident shows how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century novels taught Americans to classify a wide range of modern injuries as blameless accidents, which in turn became a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Robert Puskar
ISBN: 9780804775359 0804775354
OCLC Number: 710045048
Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : writing the accident --
The insurance of the real : William Dean Howells --
Aimless battles : Stephen Crane --
Detecting "absolute chance" : Charles Peirce and Anna Katharine Green --
The feminization of chance : Edith Wharton and Crystal Eastman --
Performing the accident on purpose : Theodore Dreiser and James Cain.
Responsibility: Jason Puskar.

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"The value of Puskar's analysis lies in his ability to guide readers through the evolution of the production of chance in literature and the ways in which it ultimately fails to compel lasting Read more...

 
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