Dow, William.

Narrating Class in American Fiction. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. - 1 online resource (282 p.) - eBooks on Demand American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century . - American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century .

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Case of Class; 1 Whitman''s 1855 Leaves of Grass: "Hard Work and Blood"; 2 Class and the Performative in Rebecca Harding Davis''s Life in the Iron Mills, and Stephen Crane''s Maggie; 3 Body Tramping, Class, and Masculine Extremes: Jack London''s The People of the Abyss; 4 "Always Your Heart": Class Designs in Jean Toomer''s Cane; 5 Meridel Le Sueur''s Salute to Spring: "A Movement Up Which All Are Moving"; 6 Class, Work, and New Races: Zora Neale Hurston''s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Agnes Smedley''s Daughter of Earth 7 Class "Truths" in James Agee''s Let Us Now Praise Famous MenConclusion: Going Back to Class; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Focusing on American fiction from 1850-1940, Narrating Class in American Fiction offers close readings in the context of literary and political history to detail the uneasy attention American authors gave to class in their production of social identities.

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American fiction - 19th century - History and criticism.
American fiction - 20th century - History and criticism.
American fiction --19th century --History and criticism.
American fiction --20th century --History and criticism.
Social classes in literature.
Social classes in literature.
Working class in literature.
Working class in literature.


Electronic books.

PS374.S68D69 2009

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