Frantic Panoramas : American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870-1920

Late nineteenth-century America saw an explosion in mass culture-from sensationalist tabloid newspapers to amusement parks to Wild West shows. Historians and critics have traditionally observed the advent of mass culture as undermining literature's central role in the public sphere. Literary... Ausführliche Beschreibung

Verfasser / Komponist: Bentley, Nancy, [author.]
Verfasserangabe: Nancy Bentley.
Medientyp: E-Book
veröffentlicht: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2012]
Umfang: 1 online resource
enthält: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction. The Analytic Instinct and the Art of the Crash -- Chapter 1. Literature and the Museum Idea -- Chapter 2. Realism and the Gordian Knot of Aesthetics and Politics -- Chapter 3. Women and the Realism of Desire -- Chapter 4. Celebrity Warriors, Impossible Diplomats, and the Native Public Sphere -- Chapter 5. Black Bohemia and the African American Novel -- Chapter 6. Wharton, Mass Travel, and the ''Possible Crash'' -- Chapter 7. Neurological Modernity and American Social Thought -- Conclusion. Literary Analysis and the Perception of Incongruities -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction. The Analytic Instinct and the Art of the Crash -- Chapter 1. Literature and the Museum Idea -- Chapter 2. Realism and the Gordian Knot of Aesthetics and Politics -- Chapter 3. Women and the Realism of Desire -- Chapter 4. Celebrity Warriors, Impossible Diplomats, and the Native Public Sphere -- Chapter 5. Black Bohemia and the African American Novel -- Chapter 6. Wharton, Mass Travel, and the ''Possible Crash'' -- Chapter 7. Neurological Modernity and American Social Thought -- Conclusion. Literary Analysis and the Perception of Incongruities -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
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