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Title The Cambridge companion to Theodore Dreiser / edited by Leonard Cassuto and Clare Virginia Eby
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 234 pages)
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
Contents Background and Contexts: -- Dreiser and the profession of authorship / James L.W. West III -- Dreiser and the uses of biography / Thomas P. Riggio -- Dreiser's style / Paul Giles -- Dreiser and the history of American longing / Jackson Lears -- Dreiser and his Culture: -- The matter of Dreiser's modernity / Bill Brown -- Dreiser, class, and the home / Catherine Jurca -- Can there be loyalty in the Financier? Dreiser and the upward mobility / Bruce Robbins -- Dreiser, art, and the museum / Miles Orvell -- Dreiser and women / Clare Virginia Eby -- Sister Carrie, race, and the World's Columbian Exposition / Christopher Gair -- Dreiser's sociological vision / Priscilla Wald -- Dreiser and crime / Leonard Cassuto
Summary Theodore Dreiser is one of the most penetrating observers of the greatest period of social change the United States ever saw. Writing as America emerged as the world's wealthiest nation, Dreiser chronicled industrial and economic transformation and the birth of consumerism with an unmatched combination of detail, sympathy, and power. The specially commissioned essays collected in this volume are written by a leading team of scholars of American literature and culture. They establish parameters for both scholarly and classroom discussion of Dreiser. This Companion provides fresh perspectives on the frequently read classics, Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy, as well as on topics of perennial interest, such as Dreiser's representation of the city and his prose style. The volume investigates topics such as his representation of masculinity and femininity, and his treatment of ethnicity. It is the most comprehensive introduction to Dreiser's work available
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-223) and index
Notes English
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Subject Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
American Literature.
Languages & Literatures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Cassuto, Leonard, 1960-
Eby, Clare Virginia
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 052181555X
0521894654 (pbk.)
9780521894654 (pbk.)
Other Titles Theodore Dreiser