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Author Barrish, Phillip.

Title American literary realism, critical theory, and intellectual prestige, 1880-1995 / Phillip Barrish
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 126
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 126
Contents William Dean Howells and the roots of realist taste -- The "facts of physical suffering, " the literary intellectual, and The wings of the dove -- The "genuine article": credit and ethnicity in The rise of David Levinsky -- What Nona knows -- From reality, to materiality, to the real (and back again): the dynamics of distinction on the recent critical scene
Summary Focusing on key works of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American literary realism, Barrish traces the emergence of new ways of gaining intellectual prestige and some degree of cultural recognition. This book is the first extended treatment of a genre, realism, central to our understanding of American literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-208) and index
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Subject American fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Realism in literature.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
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