The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century

by Walter Benn Michaels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520059816

ISBN-13: 9780520059818

Pub. Date: 04/21/1987

Publisher: University of California Press

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena. It imagines a literary history that must at the same

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The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena. It imagines a literary history that must at the same time be social, economic, and legal; and it imagines a literature that, to be understood at all, must be understood both as a producer and a product of market capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520059818
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/21/1987
Series:
New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics Series
Pages:
257

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