Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art, Literature and Film

Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art, Literature and Film

by William B. Thesing
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570033528

ISBN-13: 9781570033520

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

Caverns of Night explores the aesthetic challenges of representing Western European and American coal-mining experiences in art, literature, and film.  See more details below

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Caverns of Night explores the aesthetic challenges of representing Western European and American coal-mining experiences in art, literature, and film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570033520
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Aesthetics of Coal: Representing Soot, Dust, and Smoke in Nineteenth-Century Britain3
Demonized Coal Miners and Domineering Muses in Sidney H. Sime's Fantastic Illustrations19
Poetry, Politics, and Coal Mines in Victorian England: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Joseph Skipsey, and Thomas Llewelyn Thomas32
Old Hell Shaft: Richard Hengist Horne and the Coal Mines50
Social Reform through Sensationalized Realism: G. W. M. Reynolds's "The Rattlesnake's History"63
Anticommunity and Chaos: The Role of Free Indirect Discourse in Zola's Germinal71
Gripped by the Ultimate Master: Mining, Manhood, and Morbidity in D. H. Lawrence's "Odour of Chrysanthemums"89
W. H. Auden and the Homoerotics of the 1930s Documentary104
The Language of This Graveyard: Politicizing the Poetic in Tony Harrison's v.126
The Molly Maguires in the Valley of Fear155
The Molly Maguires and the Continued Influence of Nineteenth-Century Labor Fiction166
Openness to Experience in Stephen Crane's "In the Depths of a Coal Mine"186
Coal Mining, Literature, and the Naturalistic Motif: An Overview199
Men Are That Way: The Short Stories of E. S. Johnson209
Proletarian Disaster and Social Change: Representations of Raymond Williams in Vicki Covington's Night Ride Home219
Out of the Dark and into the Light: Violence and Vision in James Lee Burke226
Multinarratives and Multiculture in Appalachia: Denise Giardina's Storming Heaven and the West Virginia Mine War of 1920-1921235
The Many Autobiographies of a Coal Miner's Daughter244
Blackfaced Rednecks: The Problem of Backcountry Whites as Victims in John Sayles's Matewan255
General Bibliography on Coal Mining in Art, Literature, and Film267
Contributors271
Index275

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