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The Cambridge introduction to American literary realism, Phillip J. Barrish

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The Cambridge introduction to American literary realism
Title
The Cambridge introduction to American literary realism
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Phillip J. Barrish
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Language
eng
Summary
"Between the Civil War and the First World War, realism was the most prominent form of American fiction. Realist writers of the period include some of America's greatest, such as Henry James, Edith Wharton and Mark Twain, but also many lesser-known writers whose work still speaks to us today, for instance Charles Chesnutt, Zitkala-Ša and Sarah Orne Jewett. Emphasizing realism's historical context, this introduction traces the genre's relationship with powerful, often violent, social conflicts involving race, gender, class and national origin. It also examines how the realist style was created; the necessarily ambiguous relationship between realism produced on the page and reality outside the book; and the different, often contradictory, forms 'realism' took in literary works by different authors. The most accessible yet sophisticated account of American literary realism currently available, this volume will be of great value to students, teachers and readers of the American novel"--
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Barrish, Phillip
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Realism in literature
  • Popular literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
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The Cambridge introduction to American literary realism, Phillip J. Barrish
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: American literary realism --1. Literary precursors, literary contexts -- 2. The 'look of agony' and everyday middle-class life: three transitional works -- 3. Creating the 'odor' of the real: techniques of realism -- 4. Conflicting manners: high realism and social competition -- 5. 'Democracy in literature'? Literary regionalism -- 6. 'The blab of the pave': realism and the city -- 7. Crisis of agency: literary naturalism, economic change, 'masculinity' -- 8. 'Certain facts of life': realism and feminism -- 9. 'The unjust spirit of caste': realism and race -- 10. New Americans write realism -- Conclusion: realisms after realism
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ocn773034854
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1 online resource (xii, 225 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781139160957
Lccn
2011028104
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(OCoLC)773034854
Label
The Cambridge introduction to American literary realism, Phillip J. Barrish
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: American literary realism --1. Literary precursors, literary contexts -- 2. The 'look of agony' and everyday middle-class life: three transitional works -- 3. Creating the 'odor' of the real: techniques of realism -- 4. Conflicting manners: high realism and social competition -- 5. 'Democracy in literature'? Literary regionalism -- 6. 'The blab of the pave': realism and the city -- 7. Crisis of agency: literary naturalism, economic change, 'masculinity' -- 8. 'Certain facts of life': realism and feminism -- 9. 'The unjust spirit of caste': realism and race -- 10. New Americans write realism -- Conclusion: realisms after realism
Control code
ocn773034854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139160957
Lccn
2011028104
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773034854

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