American Hungers : the Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945.
By: Jones, Gavin.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; 20/21.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (247 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400831913 (electronic bk.); 1400831911 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Poverty in literature | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Social classes in literature | Literature and society -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: American Hungers : The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840-1945.DDC classification: 810.9355 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; INTRODUCTION: The Problem of Poverty in Literary Criticism; ONE: Beggaring Description: Herman Melville and Antebellum Poverty Discourse; TWO: Being Poor in the Progressive Era: Dreiser and Wharton on the Pauper Problem; THREE: The Depression in Black and White: Agee, Wright, and the Aesthetics of Damage; CONCLUSION; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Social anxiety about poverty surfaces with startling frequency in American literature. Yet, as Gavin Jones argues, poverty has been denied its due as a critical and ideological framework in its own right, despite recent interest in representations of the lower classes and the marginalized. These insights lay the groundwork for American Hungers, in which Jones uncovers a complex and controversial discourse on the poor that stretches from the antebellum era through the Depression. Reading writers such as Herman Melville, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, James Agee, and Richard Wright in their hi.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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