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American literary history and the turn toward modernity

Author: Melanie Dawson; Meredith Goldsmith
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approaching the period of 1880-1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly "new" works of art, this collection treats the century's long turn as a site that overtly staged the tension among conflicting sets of values--those of past, present, and the imagined future. As the authors of this collection demonstrate, the literature from the century's turn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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American literary history and the turn toward modernity.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018
(DLC) 2017059971
(OCoLC)1019834262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Dawson; Meredith Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780813052403 0813052408
OCLC Number: 1049171732
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith --
Literary pasts and presents --
"It is difficult to disengage a single thread from the living web of a nation's literature": Sarah Piatt and the construction of literary history / Karin L. Hooks --
Wavering in delight: time, progress, and the turn of the century in Theodore Dreiser's sister Carrie / Myrto Drizou --
Writing into modernity: Edith Wharton's the writing of fiction / John Nichols --
Contrasting cultures --
"That is why i sent you to Carlisle": Carlisle poetry and the demands of americanization poetics and politics --
On Jane Addams's feminist pragmatism: finding modern value in recovering the sentimental myth of the "devil baby" / Kristen Renzi --
Gender, marriage, and sexuality --
Companionate marriage across the century's turn: progress, patriarchy, and the problem of representation / Melanie V. Dawson --
Laura jean libbey and sexual transformation / Dale Bauer --
Jessie Fauset's not-so-new negro women: the Harlem Renaissance, the long nineteenth century, and the legacy of feminine representation / Meredith L. Goldsmith --
Yours for the (marriage) revolution: Mary Austin and Jack London / Donna Campbell.
Responsibility: edited by Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith.

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The years between 1880 and 1930 are usually seen as a time in which American writers replaced values and traditions of the Victorian era, and the turn of the century is typically used as a dividing  Read more...

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