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Accident society : fiction, collectivity, and the production of chance

Author: Jason Puskar
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Puskar
ISBN: 9780804775359 0804775354
OCLC Number: 774135704
Description: x, 269 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : writing the accident --
The insurance of the real : William Dean Howells --
Aimless battles : Stephen Crane --
Detecting "absolute chance" : Charles Peirce, Anna Katharine Green --
The feminization of chance : Edith Wharton, Crystal Eastman --
Performing the accident on purpose : Theodore Dreiser, James Cain.
Responsibility: Jason Puskar

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