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“Got Over”: The Chorus Girl Novel and the Musical Stage

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter studies a subgenre of fiction termed “the chorus girl novel.” Such novels, among them Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, depict lowly heroines who ... More


It Could Happen Here: Trauma and Contemporary American Counterfactuals

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter examines the depiction of trauma in three counterfactual novels which respond in some way to post-9/11 America: Paul Auster’s Man in the Dark, Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish ... More


Conclusion

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Conclusion restates a number of key objections made to prevailing trauma theory throughout this study. In particular, the contention that traumatic memory is unrecoverable and/or unrepresentable ... More


Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

Katherine Biers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667543
eISBN:
9781452946542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book offers a fresh view of the emergence of American literary modernism from the eruption of popular culture in the early twentieth century. Employing dynamic readings of the works of Stephen ... More


Narrative Voice and the Short Story

Kevin J. Hayes

in A Journey Through American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199862078
eISBN:
9780190252892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199862078.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the history of the American short story. It examines Washington Irving's The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–20), which contain the earliest short stories in American ... More


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