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The material unconscious : American amusement, Stephen Crane & the economies of play

Author: Bill Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Within the ephemera of the everyday-old photographs, circus posters, iron toys-lies a challenge to America's dominant cultural memory. What this memory has left behind, Brown recovers in the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Brown
ISBN: 0674553802 9780674553804 0674553810 9780674553811
OCLC Number: 35008114
Description: xiii, 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Recreation and Representation --
1. Recreational Space: Methodism and Its Discontents --
2. Deep Play --
Interlude: The Agony of Play in "The Open Boat" --
3. The War Game: Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest --
4. American Childhood and Stephen Crane's Toys --
5. Monstrosity.
Responsibility: Bill Brown.


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In trying to rethink the relations between material, intellectual and literary history, Bill Brown has produced an adventurously researched and especially rich cultural diagnosis of [Stephen] Crane's Read more...

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