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Author Gandal, Keith.

Title The virtues of the vicious : Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the spectacle of the slum / Keith Gandal
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford University Press on-line
Oxford University Press on-line
Contents Introduction; 1 Riis and Charity Writing; 2 Crane and Slum Fiction; 3 The Touristic Ethic and Photography; 4 "In Search of Excitement": The Ethics of Entertainment; 5 Self-Esteem and the Tough; 6 Psychological Moralities of the Slum; Afterword; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary In this study, the author demonstrates how, in the last decade of the 19th century, the slum became a source of spectacle as never before - in newspapers, photographs and literature. With close readings of texts by Crane and Riis, he argues that this amounted to a revolution of ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
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Subject Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900. Maggie, a girl of the streets.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 -- Influence.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. How the other half lives
American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
City and town life in literature.
Didactic literature, American -- History and criticism.
Slums in literature.
Slums -- New York (State) -- New York -- Historiography.
Social ethics in literature.
Spectacular, The.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96044306
ISBN 1280453362
1423759575 (electronic bk.)
9781423759577 (electronic bk.)