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What America read : taste, class, and the novel, 1920-1960

Author: Gordon Hutner
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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Hutner explains that realist novels of the mid-20th-century were frequently lauded when they first appeared. They are almost completely unread now, he contends, largely because they record the middle-class encounter with modern life. This middle-class realism, he shows, reveals a surprising engagement with the social issues that most fully challenged readers in the United States, including race relations, politics,  Read more...
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Hutner, Gordon.
What America read.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008050469
(OCoLC)221141861
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Hutner
ISBN: 9780807887752 0807887757 9781469605210 146960521X
OCLC Number: 456565312
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 450 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The 1920s --
The 1930s --
The 1940s --
The 1950s --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Gordon Hutner.

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Describes the distorted, canonized history of the twentieth-century American novel as a record of modern classics insufficiently appreciated in their day but recuperated by scholars in order to shape  Read more...

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