The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism

The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism

by Phillip J. Barrish

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521050104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 935,994
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Phillip J. Barrish is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

Introduction: American literary realism; 1. Literary precursors, literary contexts; 2. The 'look of agony' and everyday middle-class life: three transitional works; 3. Creating the 'odor' of the real: techniques of realism; 4. Conflicting manners: high realism and social competition; 5. 'Democracy in literature'? Literary regionalism; 6. 'The blab of the pave': realism and the city; 7. Crisis of agency: literary naturalism, the changing economy, and 'masculinity'; 8. 'Certain facts of life': realism and feminism; 9. 'The unjust spirit of caste': race and realism; 10. New Americans write realism; Conclusion: realisms after realism; Further reading; Index.

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