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Author Toal, Catherine, author

Title The entrapments of form : cruelty and modern literature / Catherine Toal
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (172 pages.)
Contents Introduction: The "Strange and Familiar Word" -- 1. The Forms of the Perverse -- 2. "Some Things Which Could Never Have Happened" -- 3. Murder and "Point of View" -- 4. The Marquis de Sade in the Twentieth Century -- 5. American Cruelty
Summary "This book describes the narrative form of cruelty in modern literature. It focuses on the two main literary traditions that carry the legacy of revolutionary upheaval in modernity, the French and the American, and shows the transfers of influence that create the contemporary outline of the concept"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-168) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Cruelty in literature.
French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- France.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823269361
0823269396 (electronic bk.)
9780823269396 (electronic bk.)