Literature, Amusement, and Technology in the Great Depression
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BeschreibungExamines the exchange between literature and recreational practices in 1930s America.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: disfigurations; 1. Disinterring Edward Dahlberg; 2. Laughter and depression: Henry Miller and the emergence of the technocarnivalesque; Intermission: vulgar Marxism; 3. Fascism and fragmentation in Nathanael West; 4. Militarism and mutilation in John Dos Passos; Postface: discharges; Notes; Index.
PortraitWilliam Solomon is Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and American Studies at Stanford University. He has published essays in American Literature, Texas Studies in Language and Literature, and Style. This is his first book.
Pressestimmen"Along the way Soloman recuperates the reputation of an important writer (Dahlberg), offers an illuminating reading of Nelson Algren's novel Somebody in Boots, and meditates on the language of James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Supplemented with extensive notes, this is a theoretically sophisticated and engagingly written analysis. Highly recommended." Choice
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 271 Seiten