Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston

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This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race, sexuality, and age.

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Overview

This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race, sexuality, and age.

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Thomas McGlamery received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Reading a man like a book : bodies and texts in Billy Budd 17
Ch. 3 Producing remembrance : John Dos Passos's body in the text 53
Ch. 4 How it feels to be not-so-young, gifted, and black : passing and "de change uh life" in Their eyes were watching God 91
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